67. Lieut.-Colonel A. HERBERT
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the poorness in quantity and in quality of the hay crop, he will instruct the Army Forage Department to hand over all stocks held by them over and above what they require for home consumption for civilian use?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I regret that my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion is not considered feasible, as hay is required also for the Forces overseas, in addition to such local stocks as are available in the countries concerned.
An HON. MEMBER
In view of the extra hay that will be available in France, in the Somme country, this year, will it be necessary to send any great quantity from this country to France?