HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc853-4W
Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Minister of Supply for what reason ready-made huts in sections are being imported from overseas when there is plant instantly available for this work at home, and a large number of woodworkers unemployed?

Mr. Burgin

The Ministry has not made any such purchases from overseas.

Sir T. Cook

asked the Minister of Supply what is the total value of contracts for the erection of huts placed with the firm of Messrs. Neave, of Catfield, Norfolk, to date; and how many other firms are carrying out similar work?

Colonel Llewellin

My right hon. Friend has no knowledge of the work referred to. Messrs. Neave have not been employed by the Ministry of Supply in connection with the erection of huts. If my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to the supply of huts in connection with hutted camps for the Army I must refer him to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War.