§ MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether any instructions were issued by the late Government that the supplies of meat to the Army and Navy should be drawn as far as possible from colonial scources; if so, whether these instructions have resulted in preventing British subjects who deal in foreign meat from tendering on equal terms with other British subjects who deal in colonial meat; and whether any additional burden has, in consequence, been placed upon the taxpayers of the United Kingdom.
§ MR. MCKENNA
The Treasury has no information on this subject. I would suggest to my hon. friend that he should address his inquiry to the Admiralty and War Office respectively.