§ 59. Mr. PYBUS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if any form of Treasury control is in existence to ensure that the prices paid by Government Departments for proprietary articles or articles for which it is only possible to secure one tender are fair and include only a reasonable profit?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence)
The duty of ensuring that the prices paid for such articles are reasonable rests with the buying department as part of its normal administrative responsibility.
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
I will look into that matter and perhaps the hon. Gentleman will put down a separate question on the point.