§ 2. Mr. John Hall
asked the Minister of State for Defence why his Department is returning accounts rendered by suppliers for payment in decimal currency on the grounds that the amounts stated in the original contract were in sterling.
§ The Minister of State for Defence Procurement (Mr. Ian Gilmour)
It has not been the Ministry's general practice to return bills in the circumstances described.
§ Mr. Gilmour
I am aware of one case in my hon. Friend's constituency. I regret that. It is not the normal practice, and I think very few cases have happened.