27. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if his attention has been directed to the waste of Food caused by the peeling of potatoes; if he will inquire if the practice is universal among Army cooks; and, if so, give strict orders that it shall be stopped?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The peeling of potatoes is strictly forbidden except when the dietary of the troops makes it necessary. If other cases do occur, they are very rare, and the importance of avoiding this form of waste has been impressed on all concerned.