§ 56. Mr. D. J. Williams
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the proceeds of the U.S. Loan has been spent on the purchase of mining equipment; how much of this equipment is now on order in the U.S.A.; and what is the approximate time-lag between the date of ordering and the date of delivery in this country.
§ Mr. Dalton
I would refer my hon. Friend to my answer to the hon. Member for Kingston-on-Thames (Mr. Boyd-Carpenter) on 1st August. £100,000 worth of such machinery is now on order in the United States, and the time lag varies from nine months to two years.