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Army—Supplies To Militia Regiments—Question

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 18 May 1876

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asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is usual and according to law that contracts for supplies to Militia regiments during their time of training should be entered into without advertisement?

, in reply, said, there was no law regulating the mode in which contracts for supplies to Militia regiments during their period of training should be entered into. Whenever possible, advertisements were issued; but in some cases this was not practicable; but even then the officers in charge of districts were compelled to show that the supplies were necessary and the amounts paid for them reasonable.