§ MR. CAVENDISH BENTINCK
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, How many of the Suez Canal shares purchased by Her Majesty's Government from the Khedive of Egypt have been drawn for payment at par, say 500 francs; and, whether Her Majesty's Government have received the said moneys, and how they have been accounted for?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. CHILDERS)
In reply to the right hon. Gentleman, I have to say that 966 shares have been drawn for payment at par, and the proceeds have been invested in £19,935 9s. 6d. Consols, held by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt.