HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1349-50W

asked the Secretary of State for War why Irish hay merchants are put to the trouble and expense of reporting to the military headquarters in Dublin a full account of their purchases of hay from parties to whom licences to sell have been issued?


The same system is in operation in England, Wales and Scotland and is necessary to secure that forage required for overseas is not purchased for home consumption and also that the maximum price is not exceeded in respect of the lower grades of forage.