§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he proposes to hand over the control of costs of sub-contracts to the Minister of Supply; and the method by which he ensures that sub-contracts are not let by main contractors at excessive prices?
§ Sir K. Wood
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The supervision of sub-contract prices, and provision for departmental access to sub-contractors' works and records for the purpose of making independent costs estimates, are already secured by instructions issued to main contractors.