HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 cc31-2

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in schemes of development for promoting employment such as road making, he will in the case of Government schemes insist and, in the case of other developments, advise that all material used should be British; or whether he will lay down as a maxim that for materials of equal quality purchases should be made in the cheapest market?

Mr. BEN SMITH (Treasurer of the Household)

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Minister of Transport. I would refer the hon. and gallant Gentleman to the reply which my hon. Friend gave on the 9th July to the hon. Member for the Bosworth Division (Sir W. Edge), and of which I am sending him a copy.