§ 83. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many officers are employed purchasing remounts for the War Office; what are the areas to which such officers are allocated; how many are allocated to Northern Ireland; and what steps will be taken during the coming financial year to ensure that, if possible, all purchases shall be made as far as possible within Great Britain?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
Four such officers are employed, two in the area comprising Wales and the southern part of England and two in the remainder of the country. Two of the four officers also purchase in Northern Ireland. With regard to the second part of the question, the policy of purchasing as many remounts as possible in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be continued.
§ 84. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the number and value of Army remounts purchased from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Irish Free State respectively, during the first quarter of 1934; and how such figures compare with the similar period in 1933?
§ Mr. COOPER
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
|—||First Quarter of 1933.||First Quarter of 1934.|
|England and Wales.||63||4,447||30||2,270|
|Irish Free State.||Nil||—||Nil||—|