HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 cc777-8W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will take effective steps to ensure that requests for information by his officials on questions of costing, patents and other matters are promptly complied with; and whether he will make it clear that any refusal to, or obstruction in, the provision of such information, will result in the company being put under a Government controller, or in the requisition of the plant concerned by the Government?

Sir A. Duncan

Yes, Sir. I am prepared to exercise, whenever necessary, my statutory powers to obtain all essential information.