HC Deb 01 March 1909 vol 1 c1233W

asked whether American canned meat of the year, 1905, has recently been served out to the Irish Guards at the Caterham depot; if so, whether, having regard to the age of the meat and the disclosures made since 1905 he will take steps to secure that such meat shall not be supplied to His Majestys' troops?


It appears on inquiry that no American canned meat of the year 1905 has been recently issued to the troops at Caterham. The canned meat supplied to the troops is guaranteed by the contractors for two years from date of receipt into Army Stores, and the supplies are invariably consumed within that period.