§ 62. Mr. BURNETT
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what was the amount of fish supplied for consumption by Army personnel in the United Kingdom during 1932; and what was the average cost per lb.?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
Fish is not part of the soldier's ration at home and only such small quantities as are required for hospitals and certain schools are purchased directly from Army funds. As most of these small purchases are made locally, the information for which my hon. Friend asks is not readily available and could only be obtained at the expense of considerable trouble.
§ Mr. BOOTHBY
Will the Minister take into consideration the altogether exceptional qualification of the herring as an article of food and will he very seriously consider putting it upon the ordinary Army rations in substitution for beef?