§ MR. M'COAN
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Khedive would sign or had signed the decree under which the deductions from the coupons had been made before the various foreign Parliaments concerned had agreed to the Convention?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. CHILDERS)
I am not in a position to answer that Question except in general terms. The Question asked by the hon. Member earlier in the Sitting was whether the deduction was to be made from the coupons? The details are not received in my Department; but I have made inquiries at the Foreign Office, and I have ascertained that the necessary decree for this purpose has been issued by the Khedive, and is accepted by the Caisse.