HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 cc1844-5W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India has placed an order for a printing machine with H. Nedden and Company, of 11, Finsbury Square, E.G.; whether he is aware that H. Nedden, trading as H. Nedden and Company, is an un-naturalised German subject who was exempted from internment by the Advisory Committee and why this order was placed with an enemy subject which a number of British firms were quite able and willing to carry out?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. A machine of Nedden and Company's make was demanded for use in India. As to the remainder of the question I have no information, but am inquiring of the Board of Trade