HC Deb 10 August 1914 vol 65 cc2260-1

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, owing to large bodies of troops having arrived suddenly in various of the smaller towns in the country, the local provision dealers have had great difficulty in supplying foodstuffs to the regular inhabitants as well as the troops, and whether, in such cases, he will endeavour if possible, to send some supplies with the troops for their special maintenance?


In all cases, wherever the military necessities of the case permit, this is being done.