HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 cc2400-1
60. Sir W. Davison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress is being made in the settlement of Lend-Lease negotiations with America after the war; and whether, in reaching any settlement, full allowance will be made to Great Britain for her war inventions, such as radio-location, the jet aeroplane, etc.

Sir J. Anderson

The principles to be followed in the final determination of the benefits to be provided to the U.S.A. by His Majesty's Government in return for Lend-Lease aid are laid down in Article VII of the Agreement of 23rd February, 1942, Cmd. Paper 6341. The time has not yet come for detailed discussion of the arrangements to carry out these principles.

Sir W. Davison

Do the American Government recognise that the value of the British inventions referred to in the Question, and of others, is considerably greater, as regards winning the war, than the value of the goods and supplies actually received from America?

Sir J. Anderson

I can only say that all due weight will be given to every relevant consideration at the proper time.