§ 28. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, in view of the successful trials carried out in connection with rope and hawsers made from Empire sisal, he can state whether he proposes to insist upon any extended use of such rope in Office of Works contracts and operations?
§ Mr. WOMERSLEY (Lord of the Treasury)
I have been asked to reply. Inquiries are at present being made in the Office of Works into the possibility of utilising rope made from Empire sisal, but I may point out that the Department's direct purchases of rope are negligible in amount.
§ Captain MACDONALD
If they want to make inquiries, will they inquire of the Post Office, which has made the experiment successfully.