Aircraft Parts (Charges)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 1945.

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Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare 12:00 am, 13th June 1945

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production if he is yet in a position to state the result of the inquiries into the allegations against Whatton and Sons, Limited, Wolverhampton, of excessive charges for aircraft parts; and, if not, will he give the approximate date when the inquiries will be completed.

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The examination into the prices charged by this company is being pressed forward with all speed, but I am at present unable to say how soon it will be completed.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Will it be announced by the Spring?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I hope before the Autumn.

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

Will it be months or years or only weeks?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The hon. Member is asking for a guess, and I should say about the end of August.

Photo of Mr Denis Pritt Mr Denis Pritt , Hammersmith North

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any guarantee that it will be done before he leaves office?