HC Deb 12 June 1907 vol 175 cc1405-6
MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War why, in view of the fact that most of the tinned meat for the Navy is bought from Australia and New Zealand, it is found necessary to buy most of the tinned meat for the Army from the United States of America.


The contracts for the supply of tinned meat for the Army are placed after competition without See (4) Debates, clxxiv., 1064. regard to the country of origin. But in order to extend, if possible, the area of supply an officer has been sent out by the War Office to Australia, New Zealand, and South America, as to the capacity of establishments in these countries entering into the field of competition to supply our needs.


May I ask why British sailors are fed on good British meat while the soldier has the doubtful product of the Chicago stockyard?


I cannot answer for the Navy.

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