HC Deb 27 October 1943 vol 393 c171
25. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he is aware that in recent proceedings at Bow Street police court the prosecuting counsel disclosed the contract price of the Seafire; whether this was done with his authority; and whether the contract price of other types of aircraft may now be made public?

Sir S. Cripps

I have seen reports in the Press of the statement referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend, who will appreciate that counsel was not addressing the court on my behalf. The principle remains that disclosure of contract prices is not in the public interest.