§ 14. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he can now state the result of his inquiries with 230 reference to the recent purchase of German machinery by the Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society?
My inquiries show that, while it is the normal policy of the society to purchase in this country, there were circumstances connected with this case which called for a departure from that policy.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Has the right hon. Gentleman satisfied himself that there is a real and proper reason for this purchase?
I took the unusual course, when my attention was drawn to this case, to inquire into it personally, especially having regard to the fact that I issued a circular urging the purchase of British goods. I examined the case personally, and I am satisfied that it was entirely Justified.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Will the right hon. Gentleman make special inquiries into the number of foreign cars owned by Members of this House?