HC Deb 23 February 1943 vol 387 c30
50. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that cartridge dies, for which the Ministry pays 16s., are delivered by sub-contractors at 4s.; and will he take steps to see that the 12s. per die is returned to the Government?

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. Peat)

From the information given, it is not possible to identify the transactions referred to. If the hon. Member will let me have details, including the name and address of the contractors or sub-contractors concerned, the matter will be investigated.

Mr. Edwards

If it is a fact that there is a rake-off of 12s. per die, will the hon. Gentleman see that it is returned?

Mr. Peat

I cannot undertake to see that it is returned, but we will go into the cost.