HC Deb 18 March 1946 vol 420 c291W
99. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production why despite the fact that his Department received a cheque for £420 on 4th December, 1945, from the Bolton and District Boy Scouts' Association, only frames without rucksacks have been delivered which are worth only a few shillings.

Mr. Wilmot

This Association unfortunately misread my Department's offer, which was of rucksack frames and not rucksacks and tendered without inspecting the goods. As the Association is not a commercial one trading for profit, we have decided to cancel the contract and arrangements have been made to refund the money.