HC Deb 03 August 1916 vol 85 cc508-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the Callan Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society, Limited, Callan, county Kilkenny, consigned twenty-boxes of butter on Easter Sunday to Messrs. J. Leonard and Sons, Little Green Street, Dublin, invoiced at £39, which were commandeered by the military; that the military authorities have only offered £28 in payment for the same; that there was not any danger of depreciation in value, as another parcel dispatched on the same day was not delivered until five weeks later to the consignees, and was then in perfect condition and sold at Is. 7d. per lb; that the military authorities are treating other creameries in a similar manner; and what steps will he take to prevent this injustice?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I am having inquiries made into the facts of this case and will let my hon. Friend know the result in due course.