HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c31W
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.

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