§ MR. P. M'DERMOTT (Kilkenny, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has received 807 a copy of a resolution adopted by the Corporation of Kilkenny with reference to the action of the General commanding the Cork Military District, in directing that the canteens for that district be supplied by one firm in Cork only; and, whether he will arrange that supplies for the garrison in Kilkenny be purchased from local traders, whereby good feeling and friendliness between the troops and the people of Kilkenny may be promoted?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
A copy of the resolution has been received, but I can say no more than I said on the 29th April in reply to a question by the hon. Member for East Cork. I have also, in answer to other questions, fully explained this matter. I have no doubt that if the traders of Kilkenny will tender to supply articles of equal quality with those obtained from Cork at a lower price, they will receive the orders for the goods.