§ Sir E. Brocklebank
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many firms have been given orders by his Department during the war; and how many have been taken over on account of inefficiency.
§ Mr. Bracken
The answer to the first part of the question is 12,000. In reply 1903W to the second part of the Question, three firms have been taken over, but I cannot accept the unqualified implication that this was done on account of their inefficiency.