§ 35. Mr. THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received any information in connection with the Franco-German Agreement signed in Paris on 31st March, 1935; and how long the agreement is to operate?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Franco-German Agreement which was signed on 30th March. This agreement prolongs the operation of the existing Franco-German clearing agreement until the 1st July, 1935, and provides for the opening of negotiations for a new arrangement before the 1st June.