The answer contains a table of figures, and the hon. Member will perhaps allow me to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
I have already replied on that point in reference to the unfavourable reports of the North American harvest.
§ Following is the table:
§ The mixtures of wheat used in making the grades of flour commonly sold vary considerably. As an indication of the price changes of such wheats in recent months, the following are prices quoted on the London Corn Exchange on the dates named, as reported by the "Miller."
§ stationed at Warley, Essex, with fixed bayonets, took part in a procession in that town and acted as a guard of honour to the Corpus Christi, and on the same day, at Cowes, Hampshire Territorials acted in the same manner, which is contrary to 1097 the King's Regulations; and does he propose to prevent such practices in future?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Lawson)
I am obtaining reports on these allegations, and I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as I have received them.
§ Mr. FERGUSON
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a Manual was published in 1914 in which it was distinctly stated that honesty of purpose was no excuse for taking part in this procession? [An HON. MEMBER "Why should they not take part?"]
§ Sir J. NALL
Is it not a fact that cadet units affiliated to religious bodies are allowed to wear the Service dress of His Majesty's uniform, and, that being the case, will the hon. Gentleman have the King's Regulations brought into conformity accordingly?
§ Mr. LAWSON
I have nothing to add to the answer I have just given. Certain rather strong statements have been made, and I believe it, is better that there should be a definite investigation before anything is stated.
§ Mr. FERGUSON
Is this not against the King's Regulations? I have been a private soldier, and I know the King's Regulations from A to Z.