HC Deb 26 April 1911 vol 24 c1795

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that when loans are raised in France for foreign enterprises, involving the purchase of manufactures, the law of that country provides that such manufactures shall be purchased in France; if he can state in what other countries such conditions are in force; and if he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation to protect British interests, where necessary, in a like manner.


The information at present in my possession as to the law and practice of the principal commercial countries in the matter referred to in the question is incomplete, but I am taking steps to supplement it, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member.