Tube and Tube Fitting Contracts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 25th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Dugdale Mr John Dugdale , West Bromwich

asked the Minister of Supply the value of orders for tubes and tube fittings given by Government Departments during the past 12 months to firms represented on the Tube Board and to firms not so represented; and on whose advice these orders have been so allocated?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

It is not in the public interest to give the information asked for in the first part of the Question. The Production Departments concerned take responsibility for the placing of all direct Government orders.

Photo of Mr John Dugdale Mr John Dugdale , West Bromwich

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that great dissatisfaction exists among a number of the smaller firms concerning the allocation of contracts, and will he have an inquiry made at which these firms can state their case?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

I should be very glad indeed to look into that.