§ 23. Mr. Bellenger
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department how often the Export Guarantees Advisory Council meet; whether its members receive any remuneration for their services; and whether they are precluded from having any interest in contracts guaranteed under the system of export guarantees?
§ Mr. R. S. Hudson
Full meetings of the Export Guarantees Advisory Council are 1005 held monthly, but other meetings and consultations take place more frequently as and when circumstances require. Members of the council receive no remuneration for their services. As regards the last part of the question, it is the practice for members of the council to make full disclosure of any interest they might have in any particular transaction. On the rare occasions when they have any such interest they naturally abstain from the discussion. I may perhaps take this opportunity of repeating that the Government are greatly indebted to the members of the council for their admirable work.