§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he has received any complaints as to the inferior quality of the uniform supplied to the Yeomanry; whether the reason given by the contractor was that the price was cut too low, and what is the name of the contracting firm.
*MR. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS (for Mr. WYNDHAM)
I am informed by the Yeomanry Committee that there has been little or no complaint as to the khaki and as to the greatcoats. There have been complaints as to the Bedford or velveteen cord. No contracts were made for these supplies. The firms employed by the Yeomanry Committee stated that it was virtually impossible to obtain the required quantities of the best material within the time specified. The difficulty seems to have been one of time rather than of price.