§ 14. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in placing the order with a Canadian company for the production of 5,000 Bren guns, he is satisfied that these guns are being obtained as cheaply as possible?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
The order for Bren guns to be made in Canada was placed in association with the Canadian Government for the production of requirements for both Governments, and to provide an alternative source of supply. Having regard to this, the price finally agreed upon is satisfactory.
§ Mr. Bellenger
May I ask the prices of these Canadian Bren guns compared with the English prices? Are they higher, lower, or the same?