HC Deb 09 May 1928 vol 217 c226
33. Mr. HANNON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he has recently accepted a tender for beechwood planes for use in the training centres under the control of the Ministry of Labour from a firm of merchants of factors of wood-planes; and if the result of the arrangement of this contract will be the training of British labour with foreign-made tools?


Two contracts have recently been placed for beechwood planes, one with a British manufacturer and one with a merchant. The merchant offered an article as British made, and if my hon. Friend has reason to believe that these planes are not made in this country, I shall be happy to investigate the matter if he will he good enough to furnish me with the information in his possession.