HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 c1519
19. Mr. PENNY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the uncertainty prevailing as to the actual quantity of rubber held in the East against unused export rights, he can state what the exact amount was on 31st October last?


I am informed that no useful figures are yet available, but I will ask my hon. Friend to put his question again as soon as I receive information from the Governments in Ceylon and Malaya.


I should like to thank the right hon. Gentleman, and I should like him to inquire whether the amount of rubber coincides with the unused coupons issued and, if not, what action will be taken in regard to the excess of unused coupons against which no actual rubber was stored at the end of October.


I will try to get the necessary information.