§ 65. Sir E. CORNWALL
asked the Minister of Munitions whether sub-contracting is now allowed in connection with Army contracts, and on what principle it is governed?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MUNITIONS DEPARTMENT (Dr. Addison)
In so far as the question refers to contracts placed by the Ministry of Munitions, the answer to the first part is in the affirmative. As to the second part, the principal contractors are held respon- 318 sible for the due performance of their contracts in every respect, but all proposals for sub-contracts are subject to the approval of the Ministry of Munitions.
§ Dr. ADDISON
No, he does not require to be on the list of the Munitions Department, but the principal contractor has to submit the names of those with whom he sub-contracts.
Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
May I inquire why sub-contracting is allowed in some contracts and not in others? Why is it not allowed in coaling contracts?