HC Deb 09 August 1916 vol 85 cc1051-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that the Callan Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society, Limited, Callan, county Kilkenny, consigned twenty boxes of butter on Easter Saturday 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 1s. 7d. per pound; that the military authorities are treating other creameries in a similar manner; and what steps will he take to prevent this injustice?


The inquiries have been made as promised, and my Noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State has caused a letter, conveying the information obtained, to be sent to my hon. Friend. This letter should be now in his hands.