§ 11. Mr. ALDEN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that there has been so much waste in connection with field rations, he will consider the possibility of packing the ration securely and in smaller space so as to enable it to be carried more easily and without the risk of breakage?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
I presume my hon. Friend is referring to the soldier's emergency ration, which consists of a tin of preserved meat, a tin containing packets of sugar and tea, and a canvas bag of biscuits, all of which the soldier carries in his haversack. The question whether any improvement can be effected in this method of packing is now under consideration.