§ Sir J. MARRIOTT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated present value in sterling of the shares held by this country in the Suez Canal; what was the dividend in. sterling for the year ending 31st March, 1924, or latest appropriate period and what return that dividend represents an the original purchase money?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
The estimated value of the shares in sterling on 10th June last is £28,672,951. The sterling value of the interest and dividends received in the year ended 31st March, 1924, is £878,202 11s. 7d., representing a return of about 21½ per cent. on the original purchase price of the shares.