Tenders (Co-operative Societies)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan , Perth 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

May I ask the Minister why, when competitive tenders are called for, he recommends Co-operative societies which apparently are so un businesslike that they are not likely to submit tenders, and does he intend to recommend the Army and Navy Stores, Harrods, and similar concerns in the same way?