HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 c1151
51. Mr. A. R. W. Low

asked the Minister of Defence how much of the additional equipment, aircraft, armoured vehicles and unarmoured vehicles, which was ordered under the Government's July and August rearmament programmes, will be ready for use before 31st March, 1951.

Mr. Shinwell

It would not be in the public interest to say what additional deliveries can be made by 31st March, 1951; they will, of course, be very small in relation to the whole programme.

Mr. Low

Will the right hon. Gentleman explain why it is not in the public interest to tell us and the public how his programme, the order part of which has been announced, is being fulfilled?

Mr. Shinwell

I should have thought that the hon. Gentleman himself would be well aware of the reason why I cannot give a more detailed answer.

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