HC Deb 16 July 1924 vol 176 cc349-50
22. Mr. HANNON

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is proposed in future to publish the unit costs of manufacture at the Royal Naval Torpedo Factory and at the Royal Naval Cordite Factory?


In the public interest it is not proposed to publish the unit costs in future, but the information is avail- able for the Public Accounts Committee if they desire it.


Is the reason for not publishing these figures the anxiety of the Government to conceal the results of State trading?

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Will the Government not extend this State manufacture of munitions so as to cut out altogether the private manufacturer?


I will convey that suggestion.