§ Mr. Cyril Smith
asked the Minister of State for Defence if, in view of the damaging effect of misunderstanding of the statement of 20th April 1972 concerning Multiplex Designs Ltd. of Sidcup, he will make an ex gratia payment to that company to cover this damage.
§ Mr. Ian Gilmour
No. The misunderstanding had no damaging effect on the situation of the company. This has repeatedly been made clear in answer to the numerous representations made by and on behalf of the company.