§ Mr. MACLEAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the ether distillation plant at Gretna has been purchased by a private contractor; if so, What was the price paid; and the original cost of the plant?2258W
With regard to the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given to the hon. Member for Springburn (Mr. Hardie) by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 29th July. I regret that the original cost of the plant is not available, but if it can be obtained from the accounts for the years 1916–17 without serious labour, I will let my hon. Friend have the figures.