§ MR. ATKINSON
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is true, as stated in yesterday's Times, that Sir T. H. Farrer has been invited to accept nomination as a member of the Royal Commission on Depression of Trade, he having published a pamphlet on that subject, and his opinions therefore being already well known?
§ MR. ARTHUR ARNOLD
I wish to ask whether it is true, as reported, that two right hon. Gentlemen and two hon. Members of this House have declined to serve on this Commission?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH)
It is not true that Sir Thomas Farrer has been invited to accept nomination as a Member of this Commission. As regards the Question of the hon. Member for Salford, I scarcely think it would be well to make a statement on the subject.