HC Deb 04 July 1932 vol 268 cc30-1
71. Mr. HANNON

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state in outline the plan of campaign which will be undertaken by Major-General Sir John Seely in bringing before the public the importance of active co-operation with the Government in carrying out the conversion of the Five per cent. War Loan?


As the House is aware General Seely has undertaken this duty at the request of His Majesty's Govern- ment. A committee has been formed and is in permanent session under his chairmanship at the offices of the National Savings Committee, 18, Great Smith Street. Much work has already been done and wide publicity given to the terms of the War Loan Conversion offer. Every available form of publicity will be used but General Seely informs me that he will be glad to receive any further suggestions from my hon. Friend or any other Member of the House.


Can my right hon. Friend say whether this is not possibly the best appointment that could be made?


May I ask whether it is proposed to extend conversion to other issues?