HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc658-9W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Supply what is the position of the negotiations with the Government of the United States of America with regard to the proposed purchase, by the latter, of a substantial quantity of tin as a reserve stock?

Mr. Burgin

I am not aware of any such negotiations.

Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the nature of the reply to the telegram sent to the Straits Settlements Government suggesting that Singapore merchants should tender for supplies of tin to the United States of America Government at a price substantially above the control price?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I am not aware of any reply. No message of the nature described was sent from the Colonial Office.