§ 82. Mr. FORESTIER-WALKER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the conditions of the contract with the contractors at Bulwark, Chepstow; whether their contract has been cancelled; whether any offer of contract has been made involving the employment of ex-soldiers on a co-operative basis; and if so, whether he would favourably consider the same?
I have been asked to reply to this question. Steps have been taken to terminate operations under the contract referred to. As regards the last part of the question, I should be prepared to consider offers of the kind indicated, provided, of course, that the work would be under competent and experienced management, and that no additional cost to State would be involved.