HC Deb 03 June 1930 vol 239 c1958
30. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Russian Government is attempting to purchase tanks in this country for cash; and whether he has taken steps to safeguard British interests in order to see that plans for the latest modern tanks are not handed over into the possession of a foreign country?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given on 28th May to the hon. and gallant Member for Gainsborough (Captain Crookshank) by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade, a copy of which I am sending to him. As regards the second part, the hon. and gallant Member may rest assured that steps are taken to protect British military interests.


If the Soviet Government are able to pay cash for tanks why can they not afford to pay cash for other—[Interruption.]

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