HC Deb 23 February 1931 vol 248 c1772
90. Captain WATERHOUSE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount expended by Government Departments on office typewriting machines during the year ended April, 1930; the amount of expenditure estimated for the current year; and what percentage of machines in each case were manufactured in the British Isles?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr.Pethick-Lawrence)

The amount expended by the Stationery Office on office typewriting machines for Government Departments during the year ended April, 1930, was £15,335. The estimated expenditure for the current year is £41,000. Machines manufactured in the British Isles account for 93 per cent. and 95 per cent. respectively of these amounts.