§ 41. Mr. E. Smith
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will take steps to see that all firms who secure Government contracts will, in 338 future, purchase machines which have been manufactured in Britain or in other countries approved by the Treasury?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Colville
No, Sir. I would remind the hon. Member that any firm importing machinery is required to pay the appropriate rate of duty, unless it can be established that similar machinery is not for the time being procurable in the United Kingdom.