§ Mr. BURGOYNE
asked whether the silk scarves and ties used in the Navy, formerly made and woven in this country, are now purchased from abroad?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The question is understood to relate to the black silk handkerchiefs worn by men of the Fleet. These articles continue to be purchased from firms in this country, and no alteration has been made in the conditions of contract which have prevailed for some years 869 past, requiring such articles to be of British manufacture throughout.