HC Deb 15 June 1945 vol 411 cc1902-3W
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 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.