HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 cc866-7
16. Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production by what date he expects the McClintock agreements to become completely inoperative; and how many firms have such agreements at the present time?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

The second McLintock agreement became inoperative on 7th June, 1941, when the notice of termination expired. Virtually the first McLintock agreement has also ceased to operate, although it continues to apply where items remain to be delivered from contracts placed before the 2nd March, 1939, and will not become completely inoperative until these contracts are finally completed. Seventeen firms were parties to the agreements.

Mr. Stokes

Is the Minister able to say when these long-term contracts are likely to be completed?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

The items are quite small. They are practically all for spare parts, and there is nothing very substantial.

Mr. Garro Jones

Has any new basis of fixing prices been arrived at in substitution of the McClintock agreements?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

That is under negotiation now.