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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Photo of Dr Christopher Addison Dr Christopher Addison , Swindon

In view of the fact that the secretary himself stated before the Public Account's Committee the possibility of coming to Parliament for further powers, is it not evident that the powers the Minister now possesses are insufficient; and, while I agree that arrangements are always acceptable if they are fair, is it not the fact that the powers he already possesses are insufficient to enable him to verify costs?