Ministry of Munitions (Inquiry).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons at on 16 June 1921.

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Photo of Sir Charles Barrie Sir Charles Barrie , Banffshire

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asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the Report of the Committee which was appointed under the chairmanship of Lord Cave to investigate certain allegations made against officials employed by the Ministry of Munitions by an hon. Member of this House; and what action, if any, he proposes to take?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

Yes, Sir, I have seen the Report, but in view of the findings of the Committee, I do not see that any action is necessary.

Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT:

Has the right hon. Gentleman any information as to the origin of these very serious allegations, which have been held to be disproved?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I have no information except that which I have received from reading the valuable Report of Lord Cave's Committee.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey , Bradford South

Can the right hon. Gentleman state what will be the total cost to the taxpayer of the inquiry into these unfounded charges, including the retention of numerous officials in the service pending the report of the tribunal?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

Will the hon. and gallant Member please put that down; it is a matter of figures.