§ 59. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the Minister of Health whether any steps are being taken by his Department to ensure that it is made a condition of all contracts given by local authorities that, where coastal transport of material is involved in the fulfilment of such contracts, such material such be carried in British ships?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I have no power to give any general direction to local authorities on this subject but, as I have stated in reply to previous questions, I am in consultation with my right hon. Friend, the President of the Board of Trade, on the subject.
§ Captain MACDONALD
As another Government Department, the Admiralty, includes this provision in their contracts, cannot the Ministry of Health take the same steps?