HC Deb 08 July 1927 vol 208 cc1618-9W
Colonel DAY

asked tħe First Lord of the Admiralty the number of typewriters used in the headquarters offices of his Department, giving the country of origin of these machines?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The number of typewriters in use in the headquarters offices of the Admiralty is 464. Of this number, 440 were manufactured in the United States of America and 24 in Canada. The reasons for the number of foreign typewriters in use was explained by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in his reply of the 22nd February, 1926, to the hon. and gallant Member for Basing stoke (OFFICIAL REPORT, cols. 26–7).