HC Deb 11 April 1911 vol 24 cc413-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can state who are the contractors for the canteen and mess in Longford Barracks; whether any local firms are allowed to compete at the time of taking tenders for supplies; when the next tenders will be taken; and who decides the question of prices, etc., in these tenders?

Colonel SEELY

Messrs. Dickeson and Company are the contracting tenants for the canteen at Longford Barracks. The selection of the tenant and all arrangements connected with the tenancy and the prices, etc., rest entirely with the Commanding Officer. The officers' and sergeants' messes at Longford Barracks are supplied by local tradesmen.