§ Sir F. KELLEY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether any Indian orders for railway material have been placed in Germany this year; whether delivery has been effected within the contract time; and, if not, whether the orders have been cancelled?
§ Earl WINTERTON
In the case, of the State-worked railways no orders for railway material proper have been placed in Germany this year, but four orders for miscellaneous goods for railway use have been placed. Their total value is £2,700, whereas the total value of railway stores ordered from British firms in the first half of the year is £834,797. In the case of the company-worked railways an order for 11,000 volute springs of the value of £4,525 has been placed in Germany this year. Delivery in these cases has not been effected within the contract time, but the delays have not been sufficiently serious to warrant cancellation.