§ 39. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in connection with the discussions with the French Government on the question of the inter-Allied indebtedness, he proposes to take any action on behalf of British investors who, largely for patriotic reasons, subscribed to French Government loans during the War and who now find, owing to the depreciation of the franc, their interest reduced by three fourths and their capital by four-fifths?
While I fully realise the importance of the question referred to by the hon. and gallant Member, I am advised that it could not advantageously be dealt with in connection with the discussion in regard to the French war debt to this country.