§ Mr. Lewis
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the interest due on the Constantinople 3½ per cent. Loan is not paid punctually on the dates due although the interest has been reduced from 5 per cent. to 3½ per cent.; and whether he will make representations to the Turkish Government on this subject, having regard 1770W to the proposal that the British Government should guarantee further loans to Turkey?
§ Mr. Butler
I am aware that the interest payment due on the 15th September last was not punctually paid; representations were at once made to the Turkish Government and funds have now been provided for the payment of the interest.