§ 34. 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)
This matter is under consideration, but I am unable to make a definite statement at present. I understand that one of the defendants has lodged an appeal.