§ MR. HORNER (Lambeth, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the announcement that the French Transatlantic Steamship Company have entered into a contract for the supply of 120,000 tons of Welsh coal and have agreed to pay the 1s. tax.
§ MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydfil)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the contract was made six months ago?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
My attention has not been called to the matter, but I see nothing improbable in the statement.