HC Deb 08 February 1904 vol 129 cc567-8
MR. COHEN (Islington, E.)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any of the Consols stated in the Fourth Report of the Public Accounts Committee last year to have been bought under The Public Buildings Expenses Act, 1898, have been sold since the 31st March, 1903; and, if so, what was the amount of those sales, the average price at which the sales were effected, and the loss thereby incurred.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The Consols sold from the Public Buildings Expenses Fund since the 31st March, 1903, amount to £464,104 14s. 1d. The average price obtained was 9028 per cent., and the loss on these transactions £89,061 13s. 10d.