§ 72. Mr. HACKING
asked the Secretary of State for War whether any arms or equipment for the British Army are pur- 1863 chased abroad; and, if so, whether he will state the nature of such purchases and the value thereof?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. T. Shaw)
From time to time arms and equipment of foreign manufacture are purchased for experimental purposes. The amount so spent since 1st April, 1930, is £7,000, mainly on such things as samples of automatic rifles and machine guns and various parts of vehicles.