§ 30. Mr. PERKINS
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he will state the price per cwt. paid by his Department for Canadian oats and the reasons for purchasing Canadian oats in preference to English or Scotch oats?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
A small percentage of our total home requirements of oats is purchased for the Supply Reserve Depot, for which purpose oats possessing special keeping qualities are required. Canadian oats possess these special characteristics. I regret that I cannot disclose prices paid under a contract.