§ Mr. MIDDLETON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the 651W chairman of the Imperial and International Communications, Limited, who was nominated by the Government, receives any payment for his services as chairman; and whether such payment, if any, is made out of public money?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the second part in the negative. I should, perhaps, add that the chairman of the company referred to was not nominated by the Government as stated in my hon. Friend's question. The position is that two of the directors of this company, including the chairman, must at all times be persons whose appointments have been approved by the Government.