Captain FABER (Hampshire, Andover)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the engines lately supplied at Tidworth for sewage disposal were made in Germany; whether the pumps at the same place were made in America; and whether any English firms were asked to tender for these engines or pumps; and, if so, why their tenders were refused.
§ (Answered by MR. Secretary Haldane.) These services were authorised in the time of my predecessor. The engines in question were made by the Diesel Engine Company, and are presumably of German manufacture. The pumps were supplied by MR. F. Nell, and are of American manufacture. It appears that the decision was made by the Department in accordance with the advice of its technical experts.