HC Deb 12 July 1923 vol 166 cc1604-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, with reference to the contract for preserved corned beef for the Army which was placed with Messrs. Armour and Company, he can state how many Dominion firms were invited to tender; and from how many Dominion firms tenders were received?


Tenders were invited from, amongst others, 24 British firms who between them represent 31 Dominion packers. Forms of tender were also sent to the High Commissioners of the Dominions for issue to suitable firms who were not already included on the Department's list. The response of Dominion packers to the invitations to tender was, however, disappointing, only three offers being received from them.