§ 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?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
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 803 given to the right hon. and gallant Member on 1st May, 1929; the interest on the loan is payable in sterling.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Would this not be rather a good opportunity to ask France to bear her part in paying the interest?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
I am always willing to take advantage of every opportunity if there is a prospect of relief to the British Exchequer.