§ 87. Sir FRANK NELSON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, during the past 12 months, there has been any exchange of views with the Government of the United States of America in regard to the removal of restrictions on rubber exports from certain British Colonies in the East?
§ Colonel HOWARD BURY
Has the recent action of the Government been merely another gesture to America at the expense of the British taxpayer?
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Is there any truth in the rumour that this was a quid pro quo for the Americans reducing their Navy Estimates—that the rubber holders should be sacrificed?
§ Sir F. NELSON
In view of the very large pecuniary advantage accruing to certain American interests as a result of the heavy slump in rubber, will the hon. Gentleman consider the propriety of giving the widest publicity to the denial he has just given?
I imagine that it will get the publicity generally given to questions and answers here.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Is not the real reason that, owing to the high prices, the Americans are reusing their old rubber and not buying enough from us?