Crown Colonies (Orders for Materials).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1922.

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Photo of Major Frederick Kelley Major Frederick Kelley , Rotherham

70.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can arrange that British industrial areas which are suffering through the suspension of British naval construction shall receive a full share of any orders from Crown Colony administrations for railway, bridge, and dock materials and plant?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

Every effort is being made to encourage the placing of orders for railway and other similar material in this country by the Colonial administrations; but I cannot undertake that orders shall be placed in particular districts, without regard to the requirements of the Colonies upon whose behalf the orders are placed.