§ 48. Sir FRANK NELSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the approxi- 1683 mate extra cost to the State for the year ending 31st March, 1929, of supplying the Fighting Services with home-produced meat; and will he recommend the submission to a free vote of the House of the question as to whether this extra expenditure would be justified, having regard to the encouragement it would give to the British farming industry?
The extra cost for the current year of supplying the Fighting Services with home-produced meat would be approximately £640,000. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.