EARL OF RONALDSHAY (Middlesex, Hornsey)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what recovery the Admiralty have in the event of a foreign firm with whom a contract for timber is entered into failing to ship their contract.
§ MR. MCKENNA
Failure to ship would only involve a question of recovery if purchase in default had to be made when the market was less favourable. If a loss occurred, the Admiralty would have to consider on the merits of the case whether or not to pursue its legal remedy.