Contracts (Control of Prices).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 18th July 1935.

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the fact that formal contracts are only now being issued in which a clause is inserted whereby the officers of the Ministry may examine and verify the costs of production of aircraft supplies, he will state under which powers possessed by him as Minister such investigations are made, and to what extent his officers are in a position to investigate the general and overhead charges of the firms providing the supplies?