HC Deb 08 February 1944 vol 396 cc1626-7
45. Mr. Stokes

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the waste of many millions of pounds on the production of ineffective tanks, he will cause a special inquiry to be made into the reasons for such waste.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Churchill)

No, Sir.

Mr. Stokes

May I ask the Prime Minister whether he considers it as the duty of this House to inquire into waste of public funds; and is it not about time, in view of the scores of millions wasted in this manner, that the Select Committee made a report to the House?

The Prime Minister

I think that my answer covers that aspect.

Mr. Stokes

In view of the most unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I will raise the matter again at the earliest possible moment.