HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 c1310W
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.

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