§ Mr. Ellis
asked the Minister of Technology what is the name of the firm that is currently under investigation by his Department in connection with a possible repayment to Her Majesty's Government; and whether he will take action under Section 10 of the Ministry of Supply Act, 1939 to order the company concerned to produce all the relevant books and papers.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
As my right hon. Friend stated in his reply to various Questions on 11th April this case was reported to him only on the previous day. Investigations are still at a very early stage. The firm concerned has agreed to supply us with certain relevant information about costs and profits which will be examined urgently. If, as I hope, this information is sufficient to establish whether over-quoting occurred, and if so on what scale, the question of compulsion will not arise.—[Vol. 744, c. 954–7.]