HC Deb 12 November 1917 vol 99 c3

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the whole interest in the Pera Cigarette Company is the property of Reschid Sadi Bey, an alien enemy, who was interned at the request of Lord Kitchener when Secretary of State for War, and what is the special reason why the company is not wound up?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Albert Stanley)

Yes, ,Sir; Reschid Sadi Bey is the sole proprietor of the business in question. The business has not hitherto been wound up in consequence of the recommendation of the Board's Advisory Committee, who carefully considered the case. Their recommendation was, however, conditional upon further inquiry on certain points as the result of which it has now been decided to make an Order for the winding up of this business.

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