§ Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the oil-pipe line which is to be laid from the Iraq oilfields to Haifa will be of British materials and construction throughout?
§ Dr. SHIELS
The pipe line will be constructed by the Iraq Petroleum Company either directly or by a subsidiary company formed for the purpose. The company's agreement with the Iraq Government does not provide for the exclusive use of British materials.