§ 66. Sir E. CORNWALL
asked the Minister of Munitions whether the munitions committees are permitted to make a deduction from the price of munitions ordered to cover their expenses or for any other purpose; whether any of them do so; and what are the amounts deducted and to what precise objects are these amounts applied?
§ Dr. ADDISON
In the case of a co-operative group the Board of Management of the Committee are permitted to place the contracts at a slightly lower price than that arranged between themselves and the Ministry. From that margin is deducted their administration expenses, and at the end of the War it has been arranged that any surplus shall be divided pro rata amongst the contractors.