§ Mr. BANFIELD
asked the Home Secretary whether it is by his authority that the creation of a monopoly has been proposed in the supply of bread and confectionery to the Metropolitan Police canteens; and whether facilities can be given for local tradesmen who have supplied these canteens for many years to tender in the usual way?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The commissioner informs me that the contract for this supply was put out to competitive tender by the Canteen Control Board. In the circumstances I cannot see that any question of a monopoly arises.