HC Deb 18 November 1936 vol 317 cc1768-9
12. Mr. STOREY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the value of the orders placed by his Department in the county borough of Sunderland during the past 12 months; and what proportion of such orders was due to the preference given to the Special Areas?


I regret that it is not practicable to give these details of contracts placed in particular areas without an expenditure of time and labour which it would be difficult to justify at the present time.


Does not my right hon. Friend think that it is worth a little labour to give some facts in order to judge the value of preference to Special Areas?


I have given general figures which show that we are doing everything possible in the Special Areas, and we are as anxious to give as many orders as we can in the Special Areas.