§ Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether consignments of Army clothing, manufactured under American contracts, have been received in this country; whether, in the opinion of the inspecting officer, the work has been satisfactorily performed and is equal in quality to British contract work or that produced by the State clothing factory; and whether the American consignments are considered fit for use by the Expeditionary Force or are being reserved for the use of special units?
Yes, Sir, such consignments have been received. The workmanship is not in all cases satisfactory or in that respect equal in quality to British contract or Government factory work. Such defects as these are being remedied, and the clothing will then be fit for use by the Expeditionary Force. It is not being reserved for special units.