§ GENEKAL LAURIE (Pembroke and (Haverfordwest)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the specification, in the Army contracts for Bermuda, that bread shall be made of the best American white flour implies that it shall be of flour produced in the United States of America only, or whether flour produced in British America would be accepted; and, if British American (Canadian) flour is not admissible, will he state by whoso orders a discrimination was made in the Army contracts against the products of the British dominions and in favour of foreign products.
(Answer.) The existing contract is for flour produced in the United States; the contract was made with the approval of the War Office. The House has been already informed that for future contracts 180 the question of widening the specification for bread is under consideration. I may add that Canadian flour is dearer than that from the United States.—(War Office.)