§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how matters stand at the present time with regard to Venezuela, and particularly as to the surcharges and other Customs restrictions imposed by that Republic on imports from Trinidad.
(Answered by Earl Percy.) If the hon. Member refers in the first paragraph of his Question to the British claims, they are being steadily liquidated in accordance with the decision of the Hague Tribunal, and over 50 per cent. have already been paid off. As regards the last paragraph, the surcharges and other Customs restrictions imposed on imports from Trinidad are still in force.