§ 33. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the next payment for interest on the American debt is due; and whether the sanction of Parliament will be requested before any further payment is made?
The next payment for interest on the British War Debt to America falls due on 15th June next, but has been postponed under the Hoover Moratorium. The next payment thereafter falls due on 15th December next. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative, but there will no doubt be an opportunity to discuss the policy of the Government in regard to War Debts and Reparations generally before the last-named date.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the question of enabling the House of Commons to have an opportunity of discussing this matter before any further payment is made to America?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Do I understand from the right hon. Gentleman's answer that two payments have to be made in September next, or only one?