HC Deb 24 June 1931 vol 254 cc450-1W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what contracts for warlike stores of all kinds have been placed by the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics and Poland, respectively; with what firms and countries; and to what total value?


No particulars are available as regards contracts placed by the Soviet Government and the Polish Government either in their own or in foreign countries. So far as this country is concerned, licences to export war material have been issued in the last two years covering, in the case of Soviet Russia, 40 tanks and 26 armoured vehicles, with trailers, armament and ammunition, a small quantity of spare parts and some armament for aircraft; and, in the case of Poland, a tank, two light armoured vehicles and a few guns, machine guns, and torpedoes, together with spare parts and ammunition.