§ Mr. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the relation, if any, subsisting between the Government and the British Trade Corporation; and whether the Treasury has keen involved in any loss by the successive writing down of the capital of this bank?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
Apart from the grant of a Charter, the British Trade Corporation is a purely private institution. His Majesty's Government do not hold any interest in the Corporation, and the answer to the last part of the question is, therefore, in the negative.