§ 1. Mr. REMER (for Mr. HANNON)
asked the Secretary of State for India what contracts for the supply of locomotives and other railway material have recently been placed with continental firms; and if any action has been taken by the India Office to secure that these contracts should be placed in this country?
§ Sir S. HOARE
Of the orders for railway stores recently placed by the High Commissioner for India and by the Indian railway companies in London only some 6 per cent. were obtained by continental firms. In addition some contracts have been placed with these firms by railway authorities in India direct, but I have no information as to the amounts. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 30th November to my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich (Captain A. Ramsay).