HC Deb 08 May 1913 vol 52 cc2224-5
63 and 64. Mr. ASTOR

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether it is proposed to supply to the Army three days of fresh beef and four days of frozen beef a week, instead of four days of fresh beef, two days of frozen beef, and one day of frozen mutton, as has been the practice heretofore; and (2) whether it is proposed in the near future to set up depots for meat supplies, instead of obtaining these supplies through contractors as heretofore; and, if so, whether contractors will be invited to tender for supplies to these depots, or whether it is proposed to get the supplies of frozen meats direct from the importers?


I will reply at the same time to Question 64*. The system of purchase and supply of meat for the Army is under consideration, but it is not at present possible to state what arrangements may be finally decided upon.