It is not a matter of a
group; it is a matter of each firm. We do not deal with groups. Each company sits down with our cost accountant and renegotiation officer and his case is discussed. If some
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of his work happened to be private work, that is eliminated, because we have no right to negotiate private work. If the work is being done by tender, and if he has an exceptionally efficient plant, that is all taken into account, and my renegotiation officer and the firm -never fail to agree under all the circumstances to a reasonable profit.