§ 70. Mr. QUIBELL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty for what reason timber 2148 is being purchased from Canada which was formerly bought from Russia?
§ Mr. AMMON
Archangel deals have been bought in the past as a substitute for Canadian deals where the latter were not obtainable in sufficient quantities or at prices which would bring them within the preference accorded to Dominion products. At the reduced price of Canadian deals now ruling, it is more economical to purchase these deals from Canada.
§ Mr. QUIBELL
Do I understand that this applies to all goods purchased from foreign countries and is chiefly a matter of finance?
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
Why is any timber imported from Russia at all, in view of the conditions under which it is handled?