§ Mr. Bartlett
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a case where a Blandford farmer was fined for unlawfully possessing regimental stores including 200 loaves and over 30 legs of lamb and other articles of food which were used in a pig swill; and what action has been taken against the officers responsible?
§ Mr. Law
My attention has been drawn to this case. The question of how far military personnel were responsible for the loss of the stores in question is at present being investigated by a court of inquiry, but I am able to say that there is no foundation for the statement that the stores were obtained from Army swill tubs.