HC Deb 31 October 1916 vol 86 cc1551-2W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the present national loan of the French Republic, issued in this country with the consent and approval of His Majesty's Government, makes no provision for applications being lodged with any Scottish bank, such application being permissible only through the Bank of England or the Bank of Ireland; will he say whether this arrangement was made with the consent of his Department; and will he in future, in view of the unwillingness of the Scottish people to do business through the Bank of England, make some arrangement whereby the loans of our Ally will be facilitated in Scotland instead of hindered?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 24th instant.