§ 10. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that it is proposed to have certificate forms for goods supplied to the Ministry by engineering and other firms sealed with a red seal, the cost of the die to be borne by the contractors; what will be the total cost of this; and what is the advantage to be gained over what has previously been standard practice?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Phillip Sassoon)
Consideration of the proposal to which my hon. Friend refers is not sufficiently advanced to enable me to make any useful statement upon it at this stage. I should, however, add that the scheme is one which it is believed would be in the interests of the manufacturers concerned.
§ Mr. CHORLTON
If my right hon. Friend had inquired sufficiently deeply into what is going on, would he not have discovered that the manufacturers object to this scheme?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
As I have said, the whole scheme is under discussion, and anyhow at the outset it is purely voluntary.