§ Mr. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether information is available on the approximate amount of British capital invested in each of the South American Republics; and if a statement can be prepared setting forth the estimated figure of such investments in loans relating to railways, Government and municipal, banking and insurance, and miscellaneous undertakings?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
No official estimates have been compiled giving the information asked for. My hon. Friend may, however, care to refer to the report of Lord D'Abernon's Mission to South America in 1929, and to the more recent report by the Commercial Counsellor at Buenos Aires on economic conditions in the Argentine Republic, which contain some information of the kind in question.