§ 47. Mr. GARRO-JONES
asked the Prime Minister what is the nature of the 242 costings clause upon which the Government rely to prevent profiteering in armament contracts; and whether it contains any provision against evasion by the method of profits made by sub-contracting or supply companies associated openly or secretly with the primary contractors?
§ 46. Sir HUGH SEELY
asked the Prime Minister whether he will indicate the measure His Majesty's Government propose to take to implement the pledge given that steps would be taken to ensure that there is neither waste nor undue profits to the contractors responsible for supplying armaments to Government Departments?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I would refer hon. Members to what I said yesterday in replying to the question addressed to me by the hon. Member for the Central Division of Bradford (Mr. Leach). I may add that this whole subject is under the closest investigation and will be dealt with in the forthcoming Debate on Defence.
§ Mr. GARRO-JONES
Has the right hon. Gentleman noticed the very specific point in the second part of my question which asks what is the nature of the costings clause and whether it contains certain provisions? Is it not possible to answer that question?