HC Deb 13 June 1945 vol 411 c1637
30. Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production if he is yet in a position to state the result of the inquiries into the allegations against Whatton and Sons, Limited, Wolverhampton, of excessive charges for aircraft parts; and, if not, will he give the approximate date when the inquiries will be completed.

The Minister of Aircraft Production (Mr. Ernest Brown)

The examination into the prices charged by this company is being pressed forward with all speed, but I am at present unable to say how soon it will be completed.

Mr. Shinwell

Will it be announced by the Spring?

Mr. Brown

I hope before the Autumn.

Mr. Hall

Will it be months or years or only weeks?

Mr. Brown

The hon. Member is asking for a guess, and I should say about the end of August.

Mr. Pritt

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any guarantee that it will be done before he leaves office?

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