HC Deb 13 July 1920 vol 131 cc2146-7

asked the Prime Minister whether any price was agreed by him and the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand for the purchase of the shares of the Pacific Phosphate Company when he signed the agreement for such purchase in Paris; what price is now proposed to be paid for these shares; and how much money will be advanced by the British Treasury for the purchase of the shares during the current year?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Lieut.-Colonel Amery)

It has never been proposed that the shares should be purchased. With regard to the payments made in respect of rights and property of the Pacific Phosphate Company, I beg to refer my hon. Friend to Command Paper 749.