HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 c1827
74. Mr. PETO

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the Report of the Solicitor-General upon the question of the introduction of legislation to define the position of contractors under conditions brought about by the Defence of the Realm Act and other exceptional legislation necessitated by the War; and, in view of the urgency of the case, whether he is prepared to introduce a Government Bill to deal with the matter at an early date?


Yes, Sir; I have had an opportunity of giving some consideration to this Report; but the subject is a complicated one and will require further deliberation. I hope to announce the Government's decision at an early date.