§ MR. F. E. SMITH
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty have completed their experiments in manufactured tobacco for the Navy; whether he intends to invite tenders for the supply of such tobacco; and, if so, when.
(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The supply of manufactured tobacco for the Navy is still in an experimental stage. A further and more extended trial of a blend milder than the ordinary Service tobacco has been arranged for, and when the results of this trial are known the Admiralty will be in a position to decide to what extent there is a desire on the part of the men for the introduction of such a manufactured tobacco, as an alternative to the ordinary Navy tobacco.