§ 39. Sir EDWIN CORNWALL
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he will state what arrangements have been made for the co-ordination of his efforts with those of the representatives of the Allies who are now placing orders in this country; whether all such orders must first have his sanction; and whether the conditions under which this work is carried out 1037 will be precisely the same as those governing the execution of orders from the War Office and the Admiralty?
The PARLIAMENTARY (MILITARY) SECRETARY to the MUNITIONS DEPARTMENT (General Ivor Philipps)
A representative of the Ministry of Munitions has been placed on the International Commission, which regulates and to a large extent actually negotiates purchases made by the Allied Governments in this country. No order for munitions of war will be placed without his consent. As far as circumstances allow the conditions attached to such orders will be in accord with those governing War Office and Admiralty orders.