Sir Basil Zaharoff.

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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The following question stood on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. A. HERBERT: 48. To ask the Prime Minister whether the advice of Sir Basil Zaharoff was considered when the Greek landing at Smyrna took place in April, 1919; and if he has been consulted during the present crisis?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I have received notice that the hon. Member desires to postpone this question. I can only say I regret that an hon. Member should put a question of this kind on the Paper, and not make it his business to attend in the House to ask it.

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

The bank rate is not the rate at which we can borrow money.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Why should the charge be very much higher?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

The rate and conditions of these loans are regulated by a committee, of which Sir Harry Goschen, a banker of great experience, is chairman, and they lay down the conditions under which this money ought to be lent.