§ 3. Mr. A. SHORT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the London County Council recently called for tenders for the pipes and castings in connection with the erection of the North Woolwich pumping station; whether tenders were submitted by firms in Nottingham, Dudley, Chesterfield, and Middlesbrough; whether in all cases the tenders were for the same amount, namely, £27,072 10s. ordinary section and £29,152 10s. special section; whether a ring exists among these firms; and, if so, what action, if any, does he propose to take?
§ Sir R. HORNE
My attention had not been previously drawn to the matters referred to in the question. If the hon. Member will supply me with particulars of the names of the firms he has in mind the 1367 matter will be brought to the notice of the Central Committee which is at present investigating the question of building materials.