HC Deb 25 February 1936 vol 309 c285W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether material for Indian railways under his control is still being ordered from Germany; and whether, if any such orders are placed in future, they will be used to free British frozen credits in that country?


Orders for material for Indian State Railways continue to be placed in Germany from time to time, when German tenders are most advantageous to India, but as far as is known here, the volume of such orders is relatively small. As regards the second part of the hon. Member's question I understand that the balance of trade between India and Germany is still in favour of the former.

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