§ MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he would grant a Return of all moneys paid for articles of consumption supplied to 1342 the various Public Offices not manufactured in this country?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
I am afraid that it would be impossible to compile such a Return. For example, as has been frequently explained, it is impossible to follow the manufacture of articles bought by the Stationery Office for Public Departments, though no orders are given by that Office to firms outside the United Kingdom.
§ MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON
asked if orders could not be issued to heads of Departments that goods not manufactured in this country are now to be purchased for use in the Public Service?