§ 55. Major KELLEY
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he exercises any control over the placing of orders by the Indian State railways; and, if so, has he considered the inadvisability, in the Imperial interests, of giving such orders to foreign companies, who, because of exchange conditions, can quote lower prices, and to pay unemployment doles to unemployed railway material workers in England?
§ Mr. PARKER
The purchase in this country of stores for Indian State railways is under the control of the High Commissioner for India, whose policy is to give full weight to the considerations urged by the hon. Member.