HC Deb 05 May 1952 vol 500 c5W
52 and 53. Mr. Orbach

asked the Minister of Supply (1) on what date he last directed Government contracts to S. Smith and Sons Limited, Cricklewood; when these contracts were concluded; and what was the value of the contracts placed;

(2) if he is aware that there is a trade dispute in being at S. Smith and Sons Limited, Cricklewood, due to the lack of work; and what action he proposes to take to direct urgent and necessary contracts to this firm.

Mr. Sandys

I am aware of the trade dispute at Smith's English Clocks, Limited. It is not the practice to give details of contracts placed with individual firms. However, I can tell the hon. Member that this company is at present engaged on a number of contracts for the Ministry of Supply and will continue to be given opportunities for further orders.