HC Deb 14 March 1911 vol 22 cc2054-5

asked whether the accounts for the making of the uniforms for the naval cadets at Dartmouth and Osborne pass through the hands of the college authorities; if so, whether this places any measure of responsibility on the authorities in connection with the conditions under which the uniforms are made; whether he is aware that the firm holding the contract are reputed to be a sweating firm; and whether he will make inquiry into the matter, and consider any evidence on the point forwarded to him?


The reply to the several parts of my hon. Friend's question is in the negative. The provision of the cadets' clothing of every kind is left to their parents or guardians entirely, and there is no firm holding the contract as alleged in the question.