HC Deb 09 June 1887 vol 315 c1420
MR. R. W. DUFF (Banffshire)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he will lay upon the Table of the House Board of Trade Memorandum of 5th March, 1886, also Letter of 19th of same month, referred to in Treasury Minute of 4th May, on Harbour Loans, recently presented to the House, and any correspondence with Board of Trade respecting said Minute?


I will consult the Board of Trade, and if they do not object, I shall not oppose a Motion for a Return of the Memorandum of March 5, 1886, and of the Board of Trade Letter to the Treasury of the 19 th of the same month; but as the recent Treasury Minute about Harbour Loans embodied the results of a conference between the various Departments concerned, I see no object in laying subsequent correspondence on the Table of the House.


said, his point was whether the Board of Trade did not think that the collateral security asked by the Treasury should be dispensed with in certain cases?


said, he thought the hon. Member would find the Board of Trade's view expressed in a letter which he had evidently full knowledge of, and which was referred to as the letter of the 19 th of March.