asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether any fees were credited to Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners during the year ended 3rst December, 1941, beyond the sum of £1,579 actually paid during that period; and the approximate value of the work still to be completed for his Ministry under this firm's supervision?
Mr. Ben Smith:
No fees beyond the sum of £1,579 were paid or credited to the firm in question during the year ended 31st December, 1941, but fees were accruing to the firm on account of work done in that year. The estimated value of the work still to be completed under this firm's supervision is £560,000.
Of the £326,000 work done in 1941, £134,000 was on a certain scheme for which no fees were paid, but £8,000 salaries were paid to the supervisory staff instead. Of the balance of the £326,000, fees on three contracts were calculated on the basis of 5 per cent., and a fourth carried a fixed fee of £200.