HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 cc1486-7W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the question of hardship arising out of the state of war in connection with building contracts entered into before the War had been brought to the notice of the late Prime Minister and a draft Bill submitted, and that consideration had been promised; and whether he will undertake that this matter, in view of its importance to one of the largest industries of the country, shall not be overlooked, and, considering its daily increasing urgency, will receive consideration at an early date?


I have been asked by my right hon. Friend to reply to this question. The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and the matter shall receive consideration at an early date.