§ Viscount DUNCANNON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, with reference to House of Commons Paper, No. 34, of 1910, what was the value of the shrinkage of orders for materials and stores below that for which the grant of £1,083,000 was originally voted, and on what items and for what services this shrinkage took place?
§ Mr. HALDANE:
The value of the work ordered from the factories was reduced by about £100,000, the falling off being on naval and Indian orders. This would ordinarily have led to a reduction of some 155W £40,000 in the consumption of stores and materials, but as prices were higher than expected, the actual expenditure on that sub-head came very close to the Estimate.