§ 5. Mr. MACMASTER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether there has been waste of food at the Pirbright military camp?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)
Pirbright Camp has been visited recently both by an Inspector of Quartermaster-General's Services and by an Instructor of Army Catering. The reports received disclose nothing to which exception can be taken. Further inquiries into the matter are, however, being instituted.
§ Mr. MACMASTER
May I inquire whether the distribution of rations of food is made with reference to the official 1788 numbers of the company, or regiment, or with reference to the actual numbers that are there for the time being?
§ Mr. TENNANT
These distributions are made on what may be called the ration strength of the unit, that is, of course, the number that is there.