HC Deb 03 July 1919 vol 117 c1202W

asked the Secretary of State for War if strong complaints are still being made both as regards the quality and quantity of the food supplied to the British troops in India; and whether, as this matter has been brought up repeatedly, he proposes to take the grievance up more energetically with the Indian Government?


I have already addressed the Government of India on the subject. The Commander-in-Chief, India, who has made a close study of the question, is of opinion that the quality of the ration, though not up to the home standard, compares favourably with the average standard of supplies obtainable in India. As regards quantity, the Indian ration is larger and more varied than the home rations. Two expert officers are being sent out with a view to improving the methods of preparing the rations.