§ The following question appeared on the Paper: 34. Sir E. CORNWALL:—To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has been given any recent information with regard to the investment made by the State in the British Aniline Dyes, Limited; and whether he can make any statement on the subject, so that the public may know whether the operations of this company are answering the purpose for which the money was provided?
§ Sir E. CORNWALL
I am informed that this question is to be answered by the President of the Board of Trade. I have no objection to him giving the information, but the Chancellor of the Exchequer will see that I specifically asked him, as having charge of the public purse, whether he has been given any recent information with regard to the investment.
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. I have been kept informed as to the proceedings of British Dyes, Limited. A full statement as to the action hitherto taken by the directors and their future policy will be found in the report in to-day's Press of the statutory meeting of shareholders, held yesterday at Manchester.