§ Major KINDERSLEY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that the British Tanker Company's vessel, the 821W "British Premier," arrived at Swansea on the 2nd instant and discharged 1,170,000 gallons of illuminating oil from Batum, and in view of the further fact that the British Tanker Company is controlled by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, in which latter company the British Government have a controlling interest, he will cause inquiries to be made as to the number of men discharged from the Anglo-Persian Oil Company's refining plants at Swansea during the last three months?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
As has been stated on many occasions, His Majesty's Government are pledged not to interfere in the commercial management of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The statement of that obligation is contained in Command Paper No. 7419 of 1914.