§ 90. Mr. BUTCHER
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what steps have been taken in the Aldershot and Irish Commands to effect economies by ceasing to issue excessive and unnecessary rations to the troops in these commands; and whether, if such steps have not yet been taken, he will give directions to ensure that proper economies shall at once be put in force?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Reduction in the scale of the meat ration has been made in some instances in the Irish Command where, in the opinion of the General Officer Commanding, local conditions justified it. In the Aldershot Command the General Officer Commanding has not as yet found it desirable to reduce the scale owing, I understand, to the arduous character of the work done by the troops. Instructions have been given to the Inspectors of Quartermaster General's Services that they are to pay special attention to the question of preventing rations being drawn in excess of requirements.