§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the agreement recently concluded with the Netherlands on the subject of the reciprocal exemption from income tax of air transport profits. This agreement relates to the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and does not extend to Dutch colonial possessions. As regards the second part of my hon. Friend's question, the possibility of entering into such arrangements with particular foreign countries is explored as and when circumstances so require, and if my hon. Friend has any particular information bearing on this matter as it relates to Dutch colonial possessions he will perhaps communicate with me.