92. Major-General Sir IVOR HERBERT
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, with a view to relieving farmers of some of the inconvenience caused by the commandeering of the wool clip of 1916, he can say when the Department will be prepared to take stocks of wool off the farmers' hands; and when payment will be made for it?
§ Mr. FORSTER
It is anticipated that the arrangements for taking over the clip from the farmers, which are being pushed forward with all possible speed, will be completed and that buying operations will start in a week or two. Payment of 75 per cent. of the estimated value of the wool will be made immediately after delivery of the wool. The balance due will be paid immediately after the final inspection of the wool.