I want to ash the Minister
of Militia and Defence what system exists in so far as purchasing of war material is concerned? Is the war material purchased for the expeditionary force on this side of the ocean', or in England? I wish to refer specially to general service wagons, for instance water wagons, munition wagons, and also to arms, clothing, equipment and munitions.
Major-General MEWBURN: As far as the Amy Service Corps wagons or kitchens, or any equipment of that kind is concerned, none has been purchased in Canada in the last year or two. With regard to arms, the answer is, no. The arms that onr force is using at the front are supplied, I understand, by the Imperial army-the same weapon as they use. As regards the clothing, that is contracted for and purchased in Canada, and those purchases are made through the War Purchasing Commission on demand from the Department of Militia and Defence here.
Topic: WAR ESTIMATES 1918-1919.