§ 51. Mr. BUTCHER
asked the Prime Minister whether he will at an early date introduce legislation to provide that a proper proportion of the profits made by persons, firms, or companies holding Government contracts for work in connection with the War shall be paid over to the Exchequer?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade yesterday, in which he stated that the whole question of the 541 method of limitation of the profits of armament firms is now being considered by the Government.
§ Mr. BUTCHER
In view of the extreme importance of this question as bearing upon the better supply of munitions of war, will this question receive immediate consideration?
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
Is it not possible to see that the contractors do not get such high prices as to enable them to make exorbitant profits?