§ 17. Mr. EDWARD WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that local arrangements were made and contracts signed for the purchase of 2900 straw for the two Territorial camps at Flamborough and Hunmanby, and that these arrangements were subsequently cancelled in favour of a Liverpool contractor; and, if so, will he explain the reason for the official statement that little or no help as regards the supply of straw for these camps could be obtained from farmers in the Bridlington district?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Harold Baker)
Further inquiries are being made, and the result will be communicated in due course to the hon. Gentleman.