§ 42. Mr. MACLAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the British Government receives approximately £2,000,000 every year from its Suez Canal shares, and that over £43,000,000 have been received since the shares were purchased; and, in view of the fact that the divdiends are largely the result of canal dues paid by British ships, will he bear in mind these sums when considering ways and means for helping the British mercantile marine?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
I understand that the figures are approximately as given by my hon. Friend. As 846 regards the second part of the question, all relevant considerations will be borne in mind.