§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that any revival of our foreign trade must depend largely on long or short credits given by us abroad, he will supply a list of those countries which have, since 1st January, 1930, met punctually all their contractual obligations to British creditors on external loans?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Following is a list of those foreign countries which have, according to the information in my possession, since 1st January, 1930, met punctually all their contractual obligations to British creditors on Governmental loans issued in the London market.
Argentine Republic Italy. Austria. Iceland. Belgium. Japan. Cuba. Norway. Czechoslovakia. Persia. Denmark. Poland. Egypt.* Portugal. Estonia. Siam. Finland. Spain. France. Sweden. Holland. Switzerland. Honduras. Venezuela. * Full service paid in sterling. Note. Austria was for a time in arrear in payments in respect of pre-war Austro-
Hungarian debts, but the arrears have been made good.Guatemala and Nicaragua have suspended sinking funds by arrangement, but are not otherwise in default.