§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the materials supplied by the War Office contractors in Ireland for Army forage caps can be procured from the stores or sample depot, Island Bridge, Dublin; and whether the inspection of the finished article can be carried out at that depot without the goods having to be forwarded to London.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The special conditions of contract which stipulate that the materials must be obtained from the Royal Army Clothing Department will in future be modified so as to permit of issue in Dublin as well as in Pimlico. It will not, however, be possible to arrange for the inspection of the finished article to be carried out eleswhere than at Pimlico.