§ MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what quantity and value of arms and war material has been given to contractors during the last financial year that could have been produced in the Government workshops.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
Detailed information concerning the allocation of orders as between the Ordnance Factories and the trade has always been treated as confidential and I am not, therefore, in a position to give the hon. Member a reply to his Question, but, generally speaking, these orders were in the proportion of one-third to two-thirds.