HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 c1360W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, on the expiration of the present contract for meat at the Curragh; on the 31st May next, he will give instructions to those concerned throughout the different commands within the British Isles that in future British soldiers shall be fed on British meat and not on foreign meat, and whether undesirable portions have of necessity been excised from the carcases or not?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part of the question, any undesirable portions of meat are rejected. Only complete quarters of frozen meat from America are accepted under the contract conditions.