HC Deb 27 May 1930 vol 239 c1007W

asked the Lord Privy Seal the main sources of the supply of the requirements of the Suez Canal Company; and whether, having regard to the large holding of the British Government in the shares of this company, he is prepared to take steps with a view to securing orders for some substantial proportion of the requirements of that company for British manufacturers?


Both the British Government and British commercial interests are represented on the Board of the company, and I am happy to say that a large proportion of the company's requirements are goods of British origin.