§ 12. Mr. R. J. Taylor
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that one of the charges against a director of Blyth Shipyard and an Admiralty official, on which there was a conviction, was that tenders had been altered to the extent of £12,000, such addition still enabling the shipyard to secure the contract; whether this £12,000 has been returned to the Government; and, if not, is it proposed to take action to reclaim this sum?
§ The First Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. A. V. Alexander)
Yes, Sir. The sum of £12,000 has been deducted from amounts due to the company concerned.
§ Mr. Taylor
Has the right hon. Gentleman satisfied himself that these were the only cases of this kind in the shipyard?