§ 79. Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether a forage-purchasing officer representing the War Office bought 10 tons of wheat straw from Mrs. Evans, Pendre, Towyn, Merioneth, on the 19th September, 1918; whether some months ago repeated applications were made by the vendor for permission to dispose of the straw locally, none of which were acknowledged; whether within the last fourteen days, on being requested to remove the straw, the forage officer offered to sell it to the vendor if a commission of 2s. 6d. per ton were paid; and whether, in view of the fact that the straw cannot now be disposed of locally, and that the land must be got ready for cultivation, he will cause the straw to be removed and to be paid for without delay?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I am having inquiries made, and will inform my hon. Friend of the result as soon as I am in a position to do so.