§ 91. Mr. ATKEY
asked the President of the Board of Trade when the clearing office scheme for the settlement of German debts will become operative, and what assurance or information can he give to British manufacturers and traders as to the date when their claims will be definitely settled; and is he aware that a list of moneys owing to this country has been filed with the Public Trustee; that the banks of this country have relied on these accounts being paid by the Government, and have supported their clients in this belief; and that the present uncertainty and delay is seriously prejudicing the commercial interests concerned?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Bridgeman)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on the 30th July to the question addressed to the Foreign Office by my hon. Friend the Member for Stirling and Clackmannan, Western Division. I am not at present able to add anything to that answer.