HC Deb 07 July 1930 vol 241 cc2-3
3. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has any information and can state the value of orders for locomotives or any other railway essentials which have been ordered during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date from Continental countries by the High Commissioner for India on behalf of that Government?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Wedgwood Benny)

I will circulate these particulars.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether every effort is made by his Department to see that these orders are placed in Britain?


I would call my hon. Friend's attention to the fact that the High Commissioner has power to purchase where he thinks fit, without pressure being brought to bear upon him by my Department.

Following are the particulars:

The value of the orders for locomotives and other railway material placed in Continental countries by the High Commissioner for India during the 12 months elided 30th June, 1930, is as follows:

Locomotives 155,000
Locomotive boilers 287,000
Other railway material 166,000

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