§ 53. Mr. RUPERT GWYNNE
asked the Prime Minister whether the agreement made in 1906 between the India Office and the Bank of England, under which the 37 former undertook to purchase silver through the latter for seven years, and which expired on 1st April, has been renewed?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)
The agreement between the India Office and the Bank of England, which expired on the 31st March, 1913, has not been renewed.
§ Mr. RUPERT GWYNNE
Will the Under-Secretary give some undertaking to the House that at any rate in future purchases will not be made secretly through relations of Ministers.
§ Mr. MONTAGU
I can only convey to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State the remarks of the hon. Gentleman.