§ 4. Mr. Quintin Hogg
asked the President of the Board of Trade what assurance he 5 can give that those motor manufacturers who have been most successful in meeting service requirements other than for motor-cars will not be penalised in the reconstruction period at the expense of those who have continued to produce vehicles of a type similar to their peacetime production.
§ Mr. Dalton
The Departments concerned will do their best to treat these firms fairly in arranging releases from war work; but, as my hon. and gallant Friend will, I am sure, agree, the Armed Forces must be supplied by the firms best able to meet their needs, and other considerations, such as the supply of labour in particular districts, will have to be taken into account.