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Lend-Lease (Supplies To Russia)

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether goods amounting in value to £170,000,000 actually arrived in Russia from this country under Lend-Lease, or whether that figure represents only the value of goods despatched?

As I explained in my Budget Statement, the figure of £170,000,000 represented the value of military supplies, including those sent from Canada, so far despatched to the U.S.S.R. from this country under Lend-Lease.

If my right hon. Friend will read his own speech, he will perhaps recognise that he did not say "despatched."