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Rock Drifter Drills, Scotland

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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75.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the order for 200 rock drifter drills in the U.S.A. was not placed with a company which, from its Scottish factories, could have provided servicing spares estimated at 10s. per drill per day and thus saved further dollar expenditure.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Camborne (Commander Agnew) on 29th July, 1947.