HC Deb 16 March 1943 vol 387 c1053W
Mr. Butcher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the £27,000,000 raised by the London clearing banks for the adoption of H.M.S. "Rodney" was a free gift to the nation or loaned free of interest for the duration of the war?

Sir K. Wood

The sum referred to by my hon. Friend represents subscriptions by banks of all descriptions to interest-bearing Government loans on issue during London's "Warship Week."