HC Deb 19 February 1907 vol 169 c701

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether in the next contract for tinned meat for the British Army he will give the Colonies the first chance of supplying it, is there have been no complaints in respect to their methods of manufacture or packing, such as has been the case with foreign meat in the past.


Tenders are invited and have been from time to time accepted from Colonial firms for tinned meat. In anticipation of an increased demand, and our desire to widen the area of supply, we have dispatched a special officer to Australia and New Zealand to examine the packing establishments of these Colonies and report as to their methods of manufacture and their capacity for giving us a larger supply than they do at present.