§ 34. Mr. ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will now state the result of his inquiries about the order for 20 steel coaches for the Buenos Ayres Terminal Central Railway which was secured by an American firm against British tenderers; whether the order was lost to us owing to the British price being too high; and, if so, what was the cause of our price being higher than the American price?
§ Mr. GILLETT (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
I am not yet in a position to state the result: of my inquiries in this case.
§ Mr. SAMUEL
In making these proposed inquiries, will it be possible to dissect the items of cost, so that we may find a remedy for the continued loss of exports because of prices being too high?