HC Deb 21 January 1937 vol 319 c336
42. Mr. Lyons

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of typewriters purchased for and by all departments of State for the year 1936, and the number of British manufacture so purchased?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

The total number of typewriters purchased by the Stationery Office for all Departments of State during the year 1936 was 3,734, of which 3,698 were of British manufacture.

Mr. Lyons

In view of the fact that this state of affairs has beneficial repercussions on the industries concerned in making these machines in this country, will the policy he has just indicated be continued?