HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc675-6W

asked the Chancellor of the Exechequer when the new loan will be issued by the Bank of England to the Sudan Government, and the amount of such loan; whether, under the conditions of this loan, the Sudan Government will retain the irrigated land for growing cotton; and whether the British Government will receive any definite share of the increment value of the land brought about by the expenditure of the capital now about to be issued?


The new loan which is for £3,500,000 has already been issued by the Bank of England acting as the agent for the Sudan Government. As regards the second part of the hon. Member's question the land is to be leased from the native owners by the Sudan Government. The reply to the last part is in the negative.