HC Deb 04 August 1943 vol 391 cc2279-80
28. Captain Gammans

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production the value of aircraft factories erected in the United States of America by British money, from the sale of British securties and by other means prior to Lend-Lease, and the value of aircraft and component parts purchased in the same way?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production (Mr. Ben Smith)

It is not in the public interest to give the information asked for by my hon. and gallant Friend.

Captain Gammans

Can my hon. Friend say why it is that this information cannot be given, in view of the fact that the Americans have stated the amount of their Lend-Lease to this country and we have given the amount of our Lend-Lease to Russia?

Mr. Smith

I must ask my hon. and gallant Friend to give notice of that question.