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?
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.
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.