HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 cc507-8
EARL OF RONALDSHAY (Middlesex, Hornsey)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty apply direct to German firms for tenders for timber; and, if so, will he consider the advisability of restricting such applications to British firms for the future.

(Answered by Dr. Macnamara.) Tenders for Dantzic fir are invited both from selected firms of German exporters and from British agents. This competitive method has advantages as compared with dealing exclusively with British firms.