§ Sir A. Knox
asked the Minister of Supply whether he will give a list of the firms who supplied the Government with gas masks, and the directors of these firms?
§ Mr. Burgin
The Ministry of Supply does not purchase complete respirators, either of the general civilian, civilian duty, or Army types. The components, which for the Army respirator number 40, and for the general civilian and civilian duty respirator, some 20 items are purchased separately, and the supply is spread over a very large number of contractors. The components are assembled in Government-controlled assembly factories.