HC Deb 21 September 1915 vol 74 cc318-9
68. Sir C. HENRY

asked whether contractors and manufacturers who have been or may be called upon to supply material or articles direct or as sub-contractors to the Ministry of Munitions, the War Office, or the Admiralty, and in consequence of these demands are unable to fulfil contracts entered into before or since the commencement of the War for material or articles for civilian requirements, if satisfactory evidence is forthcoming of the necessity of giving priority to Government orders, can obtain relief if they are unable to fulfil the provisions of the contracts, entered into for civilian purposes?


The cases which my hon. Friend has in mind are provided for by Section 1 (2) of the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) No. 2 Act, 1915, and Clause 3 of the Ministry of Munitions Order, 1915.