§ 30. Mr. Wedgwood
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the need for supplying Russia as well as the 1104 Near East from India, the Indian Government now proposes itself to start the manufacture of internal combustion engines in India?
§ The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Amery)
My right hon. Friend can rest assured that India's capacity to assist Russia as well as the Near East will be made available to the fullest extent, but, as I have already explained, the manufacture of internal combustion engines in India is not a practical proposition so far as the present war is concerned.
§ Mr. Wedgwood
How does the right hon. Gentleman know when the war will end? Is it not about time that with 400,000,000 people, you should start making something which is vital to the war?