HC Deb 07 May 1941 vol 371 cc857-8
11. Mr. Ammon

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he is aware that last week in the Harrow Road district, London, two suit-cases were stolen from a private motor-car, one of which contained papers of importance and value to the Ministry of Aircraft Production; what is the rank of the officer or official responsible; and whether, in view of the very serious nature of this offence and the promise given some months back, when cases of similar negligence were brought before Parliament, that any offences in the future would be punished, the person responsible will be dismissed and/or prosecuted?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production (Mr. Montague)

I am aware of the incident which I think my hon. Friend has in mind. I am having immediate inquiries made into the matter, but until these have been completed, I am unable to say what disciplinary action will be taken.

Mr. Ammon

If I put down a Question in a week's time, will the hon. Gentleman be able to answer it?