HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 c1870
19. Mr. Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Amsterdam banking firm, Rhodins Kolnig and Company, is controlled by German interests and is managed and staffed by Germans; and whether, in view of this fact, he will take steps to place the firm's name on the statutory list?

Sir A. Duncan

It is not in the national interest to publish information of this kind relating to the exercise of the powers conferred on the Board of Trade by Subsection (2) of Section 2 of the Trading with the Enemy Act.

Mr. Parker

Is it not in the national interest that British subjects should be given all the information possible so that they will know whether they are trading through firms under German control?

Sir A. Duncan

I cannot add to my answer.