§ Mr. NOLAN
asked the Prime Minister whether, as stated in its prospectus, the Congo Rubber Plantations, Limited, has the full approval of His Majesty's Government; if so, whether he can state what the nature of the implied guarantee is; whether the authority of the Government has been given for the statement; and, if not, whether he proposes to take any steps to warn possible investors against being misled by the unauthorised use of the name of His Majesty's Government upon the said prospectus?
§ Mr. GULLAND
His Majesty's Government have no knowledge whatever of the company in question. With regard to the last part of the question, I observe that the prospectus, although its terms are 2708 somewhat ambiguous, does not state that the company has the full approval of His Majesty's Government, but that the opening of the Congo to trade has their full approval.