HC Deb 16 February 1915 vol 69 c1014W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that for many years, in consequence of repeated representations and applications, the War Office have had under consideration the establishment in Ireland of a permanent depot for the acceptance, delivery, and testing of goods supplied by Irish contractors; whether a partial adoption of this system has been already in force; and whether, as it has proved economical and mutually convenient, he will carry into effect the promise already suggested and provide a properly equipped receiving depot in Dublin?


As I informed the hon. Member in a reply on this subject a week ago, arrangements have been made by which articles other than textiles may be delivered at Dublin and inspected there or at the contractor's works. But I am afraid that the amount of stores and clothing received from Ireland at the present time would not justify the creation of a receiving and inspection depot on the lines now suggested by the hon. Member.