HC Deb 27 October 1943 vol 393 cc192-3
74. Squadron-Leader Donner

asked the Minister of Information whether, in view of the publication by the United States Government of the value of Lend-Lease to this country, he will take steps to make known throughout the United States that, apart from the value of aircraft factories built there by British money from the sale of British securities and other means prior to Lend-Lease, the United States were given the completed results of research involving, over many years, large expenditure, and that the value of these achievements, including radiolocation, cannot be computed in money, but constitutes a substantial contribution by this country to the common war effort?

The Minister of Information (Mr. Brendan Bracken)

Yes, Sir. The British Information Services in the United States are doing everything in their power to stress the points contained in my hon. and gallant Friend's Question.

Mr. Stokes

In view of the right hon. Gentleman's reply, will he urge upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make a statement as to what reverse Lend-Lease amounts to?

Mr. Bracken

The hon. Gentleman had better put down a Question to the Chancellor.

Mr. Stokes

I have done that and got no satisfaction.