§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork Co., E.)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that large quantities of candles, soap, and other articles are sent almost daily to Haulbowline from England; and whether facilities will be afforded to Irish manufacturers to tender for all such supplies.
(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) Tenders for the articles referred to are invited by public advertisement, and it is open to any manufacturer in the United Kingdom to tender. In order, however, that Irish manufacturers may have full opportunity of doing so, I have arranged 817 for the invitations to tender to be advertised in future in some of the principal Irish newspapers.