§ 89. Mr. JOHNSTON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, at any period during the past two years, the Sudan Government has made representations to the Treasury for guarantees additional to the £6,000,000 provided for in the Act of 15th August, 1919 (chapter 43) for the Makwar dam schemes; if these additional guarantees were refused by the Treasury; and if the Sudan Plantations Syndicate, Limited, made any, and, if so, what representations to the Treasury on the subject?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
As the hon. Member will see from Treasury Minute of the 13th January, 1923, of which I have sent him 718 a copy, the Treasury have guaranteed under the authority of the Loans Guarantee Act, 1922, a further sum of £3,500,000 in respect of the Gezireh irrigation scheme. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.
§ Mr. HARDIE
Why is it that the Chancellor of the Exchequer refuses to say whether or not such representations were made?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
That was answered in the first part of the answer. If the hon. Member see fit, he can put another question on the Paper.