§ 46. Mr. THORNE (for Mr. McENTEE)
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the lowest price quoted by a British firm and the price quoted by a German firm to whom the order was given for the supply of plywood for panelling on the steamship "Queen Mary," now being built for the Cunard Company?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
I understand, on inquiry, that the lowest price quoted by a British firm was 2s. 2½per square foot. The price quoted by the firm 1660 which obtained the order was ls.2¾. per square foot.
§ Mr. THORNE
Is it the case that the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons was attached to the contract in question?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I should imagine so, but I could not answer that question definitely without notice.