§ Mr. SITCH
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty (1) if he can state, separately, the price fixed by his department during the years 1917 and 1918 for commercial 1936W stud chain cables of the following dimensions, namely: 1-inch diameter, 1¼-inch diameter, 1½-inch diameter, 1¾-inch diameter, 2-inch diameter, and 2¼-inch diameter;
(2) if he can state, separately, the prices fixed by his Department during the years 1917 and 1918 for inspected chain cables of the following diameter, namely: ⅝-inch diameter cable stud, 1-inch diameter cable stud, 1¼-inch diameter cable stud, and 1⅜-inch diameter cable stud?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
No reason is seen for departing from the usual practice of not divulging the prices paid under Admiralty contracts. If my hon. Friend has any complaint that the contractors have not been observing the Fair Wages Clause, the matter shall be investigated on particulars being furnished.