§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
Any relaxation of the general rule on account of the small size of a firm would not apply to firms employing 25 or more hands.
§ Mr. COOPER
The imposition of the condition on very small firms would obviously imply very great hardship in some cases. The present rule has been observed by all Governments for the last 12 years, and has answered very well.