HC Deb 23 May 1928 vol 217 c1882

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has any information as to large orders for textile machinery and electrical power station plant and equipment having been recently placed with British firms by the Soviet Government; and what are the terms of the contract for payment?

Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I have noticed in the daily Press a report that large contracts of the kind mentioned by my hon. Friend have recently been placed with British firms by the Soviet Government, but I have no other information on the subject.