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We cannot summarize here the whole of the new evidence,

but we must note that Mr. Salaman made the following state- ment in regard to certain letters from Mr. Fenner to the Master of Elibank :—

" The first .letter does not refer to the American Marconis,' said Mr. Salaman. 'It is a letter of January 9 in which advice is given regarding the purchase of general investments." Does it give advice regarding English Marconis ?' asked Mr. Amery. 'Yes,' said Mr. Salaman, take it that it must mean English. The letter says : 'Another share which has had a very successful rise during the last few months is that of the Marconi Company. With this exception the market generally has tended downwards.'"

We may note that besides Mr. Salaman's sensational evidence there was a heated scene in the Committee, in which once again members of the minority protested against the apparent desire of the majority to prevent freedom of inquiry. Mr. Falconer and Mr. Handel Booth also attempted, but very

unsuccessfully, to explain why they, having received from the Attorney-General information in regard to the dealings of Ministers in American Marconis, failed to communicate to their colleagues such information, though it was essential to the purposes of the inquiry,.