§ Sir H. O'NEILL
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the amount of pre-War Russian loans now held by persons domiciled in the United Kingdom?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
It is not possible to state what is the amount in pre-War Russian loans held by persons domiciled in the United Kingdom, hut the capital amount of the bonds belonging to British nationals of pre-War Russian State Loans, Guaranteed Railway Loans and loans of municipalities and other institutions, in respect of which claims have been lodged with the Russian Claims Department, is approximately 40 million pounds sterling, as well as a certain amount in roubles. In addition, there is an unascertained amount of accrued interest due on the securities.