HC Deb 23 June 1937 vol 325 c1211W
Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will state the total amount of contracts placed by way of instruction to proceed for each quarter since that system was first acted upon?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

I regret that it would be impracticable to compile the information for which the hon. Member asks. The procedure of placing contracts by means of an instruction to proceed pending a final agreement on price, has been in use over many years and separate records of the value of such contracts have not been maintained.