Treasury Loan to pay off slave traders

Terry Burgess made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Her Majesty's Treasury

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Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,
I would like to submit a formal Freedom of Information request please.

In 1833, slave traders were compensated by the government for the end of their slave trade. It was recently revealed (by HM Treasury) that the loan to pay for this compensation had only recently been paid off.

I would like to know

a) Who the money was borrowed from by the Treasury in 1833

b) How many of the people and institutions the money was borrowed from were themselves compensated slave traders

c) a full list of who loan repayments were made to between 1833 and 2015

c) why it took so long to make this repayment

d) exactly who the final repayments made in 2015 were made to, and what their value was.

As it is certain that I, and many others, paid taxes to make these repayments, there is an unarguable case for you making these answers public knowledge.

Thanks

Yours faithfully,

Terry Burgess

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