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Contracts (Review)

Volume 411: debated on Tuesday 29 May 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now consider the appointment of a special committee to review the experiences of war contracts and the effect of the various forms of contract on the increase of production per man-hour.

My hon. Friend doubtless has in mind the recommendation by the National Expenditure Committee in their 14th Report of 1942–3. In their reply to this recommendation the Treasury stated that it was contemplated that there should be a review of the methods developed during the war as regards contracts; but, while this reply holds good, I do not feel that we have reached the stage when such an inquiry can conveniently be put into operation.