§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the amount of money paid or payable to contractors in South Africa in regard to war expenditure, together with the names of the principal contractors.
§ MR. BRODRICK
This information could only be obtained in detail by a very laborious process. I cannot, therefore, consent to throw this heavy work on the departments concerned.
MR. BRYN ROBERTS
Will the right hon. Gentleman give us the total amount paid or payable to the contractors up to a given date?