§ Mr. FIELD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, owing to the large buying on behalf of the French and English Governments in the Central Meat Market, prices for beef advanced fully 2d. per pound; whether, in consequence, prices for all other classes of meat rose in sympathy; and whether he is taking any action in the matter?
§ Mr. H. BAKER
A rise in price occurred before special purchases were made for the Army, and so would appear to be attributable to other causes.