HC Deb 30 March 1909 vol 3 c174
Lord BALCARRES (on behalf of Mr. Claude Hay)

Will the right hon. Gentleman state the total amount of canvas of every description supplied to the Admiralty during the years 1906, 1907, and 1908; and whether this canvas was supplied by British firms and manufactured in the United Kingdom?


It is not considered desirable to give the quantities. It may, however, be stated that they are considerable, and that the whole of the canvas was supplied by British manufacturers in the United Kingdom.