§ Mr. Russell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give a detailed statement regarding purchases of United States surpluses made available under Section 550 of the Mutual Security Act since the statement made on 22nd June, 1954, in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Wembley, South, giving details of commodities, quantities and values.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The following figures show total purchases, not merely purchases, since the statement made on 22nd June, 1954.
for the hospitals and for the Colonies, must be free to have regard to the merits of each individual case as well as to the general financial position. I would only add that in the current financial year no less than £321 million has been provided for the expenses of the hospital, specialist and ancillary services.