§ 74. Brigadier-General Sir OWEN THOMAS
asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry if he will give the name of the firm which received the first contract for coats and skirts for the Women's Royal Air Force; in what business was this firm engaged before the War; whether any and, if so, what other firms tendered for the contract before it was placed; and whether the change in the coats from wind sleeves to sham cuffs and the saving in cost so effected was accompanied by a corresponding decrease in the contract price?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The contract referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend has been the subject of inquiry by the Committee on National Expenditure. Pending the report of that Committee any statement would be undesirable.