HC Deb 03 May 1944 vol 399 c1323
55. Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Supply whether proceedings are taken against firms who are found to have done bad work in the production of fighting vehicles; and, if so, how many such prosecutions have taken place to date.

Sir A. Duncan

No grounds for prosecution on this account have been disclosed.

Mr. Stokes

While appreciating the Minister's difficulties in this matter, may I ask him to bear in mind that faults revealed after vehicles have been supplied have a depressing effect on the troops unless they see that some public action has been taken; and that it would give great confidence to them if they realised that complaints were being properly investigated?

Sir A. Duncan

I will bear that in mind.