§ 13. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any damage has been done to the property of British oil companies at or in the neighbourhood of Tampico; and whether the United States Government has been asked to safeguard such interests?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
I have received no information that the property of British oil companies has been damaged at or near Tampico; for the answer to the second part of his question I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to his question of 14th April. No further representations have been made to the United States Government on this subject.
§ Mr. ACLAND
As they are not in danger and have not suffered it is not necessary to afford special protection. As my right hon. Friend said yesterday, there is a very complete presence of our battleships about the coast of Mexico.