HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 cc213-4W
Mr. Nally

asked the Minister of Supply the average cost of each paid of Service boots delivered from manufacturers in June of this year, and the corresponding figures for 1948, 1949 and 1950, respectively.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

In June, 1951, the average price was 66 per cent. higher than in 1948. In 1949 it was 3 per cent. below and, in 1950, 7 per cent. above the corresponding figure for 1948. It is contrary to practice to disclose contract prices.