§ 53. Mr. PENNY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with the object of assisting employment in this country and stimulating Empire development, the Government purchasing Departments are now stipulating that in every contract, where possible, not only are the manufactured articles supplied to be of British or Empire origin, but that the materials and components used in their manufacture must be of similar origin?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given by the then Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the 20th and 30th July last, to similar questions by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Hallam Division, and my hon. Friend the Member for the Deritend Division, copies of which I am sending him. I understand that the question whether any other steps can be taken to secure the object in view is to be considered further by the Government Purchasing Departments.