asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the announcement of a loan by the United States Reconstruction Finance Corporation of approximately 5,000,000 to China for American agricultural and manufactured products for a period of five years; and whether he can now state if His Majesty's Government will also make a loan to the Chinese Government?
§ The Prime Minister
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The loan is, I understand, a credit designed to facilitate United States exports to China. In principle, His Majesty's Government would be glad if it is found possible to facilitate certain United Kingdom exports to China in the same way, and this question will be sympathetically considered when the Export Guarantees Bill has been passed.