HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 c2055

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what is the total amount in sterling for which orders have been placed since the 1st April, 1922, for the supply of rails rolling stock, and other materials for the company-managed railways in India; and what portion of the total represents orders given for the supply of articles manufactured in Great Britain?


The total amount of the orders mentioned by my hon. Friend is £6,867,500, of which £6,665,000 represents orders for articles manufactured in Great Britain. As I have already informed my hon. Friend, the orders for material placed during the same period by the State-worked railways amount to £1,735,000, of which all but £200,000 worth has been placed in Great Britain.