HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 c210
50. Sir George Mitcheson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the financial embarrassment to some firms, contractors to the Government, owing to the dilatoriness of the service and supply departments in making payments for goods that have been delivered; and what steps are being taken to accelerate payments?

Sir J. Simon

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury gave to the Member for Yardley (Mr. Salt) on 8th February.