§ Sir W. ESSEX
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the War Office invariably makes a gross profit upon any, or all, leather released under its sanction for use in the making of civilian boots; and whether such gross profit, if any, is paid into the Treasury or, if not, in what manner is it disposed of?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The War Office aims at a small profit on all Government-owned leather which it sells for use in making of civilian boots. Any profit made accrues to the Exchequer. There is other leather, not Government property, of which the price is controlled, but on this no profit is made by the War Office.