§ Mr. A. T. DAVIES The following Question stood on the Paper in the name of
43 To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the adverse exchange prevailing between sterling and dollars, resulting in loss to Great Britain in the redemption of our debt to the United States, was contemplated by the Debt Funding Commission when the agreement was made; what approximately has been, the amount of that loss to date since payments by Great-Britain began or, alternatively, if no loss has accrued, what arrangements have been made to prevent such loss.
§ Viscount CURZON
I desire to call attention to Question No. 43, standing in the name of the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. A. T. Davies), who is invariably absent, and who was not in his place to put the Question. In view of the importance of this question, I ask you, Mr. Speaker whether you will allow it to be put by special notice?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I cannot do that. The Noble Lord referred to this question before, and I think the hon. Member, in whose name it stands, has, in general, followed the advice given him by the Noble Lord.