HC Deb 05 October 1931 vol 257 cc802-3
54. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the interest on the Turkish Loan of 1855, guaranteed by France and Great Britain, is still being paid by this country or our Dependencies, or whether France is paying a part; and whether the payment has to be made in gold, or in sterling, or francs?


There has been no change in the position in regard to the Ottoman 'Guaranteed Loan of 1855, other than that referred to in the reply given to the right hon. and gallant Member on 1st May, 1929; the interest on the loan is payable in sterling.


Would this not be rather a good opportunity to ask France to bear her part in paying the interest?


I am always willing to take advantage of every opportunity if there is a prospect of relief to the British Exchequer.