52. Mr. G. DOYLE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of the regularity with which Great Britain is paying the interest on her war debt to the United States and the declaration of France that she is not prepared to follow this country's example, and also con- 1959 sidering the abnormal burden of taxation imposed on British taxpayers to the manifest injury of trade, if he will state what steps he proposes to take to induce Russia and the other States of Europe to pay the interest, if not the principal, of their debts to this country?
§ Sir R. HORNE
The supposition on which the hon. Member bases his question, i.e., that Great Britain has already been regularly paying interest on her war debt to the United States Government, is incorrect, and the rest of the question is therefore hypothetical.