§ Sir A. KNOX
asked the Postmaster-General what quantity of foreign bent-wood chairs were purchased by his Department during the first nine months568W
Industry, Milk and British Sugar Acts. I am unable to include figures in respect of local taxation relief which has been made in various forms since 1888. Expenditure under this head, which cannot properly be described, as the right hon. Member suggests, as a subvention to agricultural interests, is now merged in the block grants payable under the Local Government Act, 1929. The right hon. Member would be in error in assuming that the policy of the Government is to apply a means test to every primary producer in this country, and the answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.
The amount paid in the last completed year under each head is as follows:
of the years 1933, 1934, and 1935, respectively?
§ Major TRYON
No foreign bentwood chairs have been purchased by the Post Office during the periods mentioned. Furniture for Post Office use is obtained through His Majesty's Office of Works.
§ Sir A. KNOX
asked the First Commissioner of Works what quantity of foreign bentwood chairs were purchased by his Department during the first nine months of the years 1933, 1934, and 1935, respectively?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
No foreign bent-wood chairs were purchased by my Department in any of the years mentioned.