CAPTAIN CRAIG (Down, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in accordance with a War Office order, tinned beef is to be issued as a ration to the Militia brigade at Ballykinlar Camp, county Down, on Friday the 22nd instant; and whether, in view of the recent revelations concerning the canning of meat, he will give instructions that fresh Irish beef or mutton be supplied to those troops in lieu of the ration mentioned.
§ * MR. HALDANE
Issues of meat, whether fresh or preserved, to the Militia Brigade at Ballykinler Camp are arranged locally, and not by the War Office. Orders have, however, been given by the War Office to suspend issues of American brands of preserved meat in Ireland until the report has been received from the officer sent to America to investigate.