§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, with a view to facilitating United Kingdom participation in Canadian industrial development and making better use of the present large United Kingdom holdings in Canada (reported to exceed 2 billion dollars), they intend to put forward proposals to fund the remaining unpaid balance of the 1946 Loan by Canada.]
§ THE EARL OF SELKIRK
My Lords, I can assure the noble Lord that Her Majesty's Government are fully aware of the importance of this subject. They are 268 keeping in touch with the Canadian Government, but I am not yet in a position to say anything about the outcome.