§ 31. Major PRESCOTT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether he will state to what extent the Government is liable to meet the cost of enlarging private steel works owing to the absence of a break Clause in Government contracts?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Mr. Hope)
Of the forty contracts involved which were outstanding at the time of the Armistice, seventeen contained a break Clause and twenty-three did not In the seventeen cases, it was found by the liquidators concerned that better results have been obtained by private negotiations than would have resulted from put. ting the break Clause into operation