HC Deb 15 June 1915 vol 72 c540
36. Mr. RAFFAN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Government propose to take action for the purpose of obtaining the payment of debts due to British creditors by enemies out of enemy property in this country; if so, whether legislation will be necessary to achieve this purpose; and whether such legislation will be introduced at an early date?


Sections 4 and 5 of the Trading with the Enemy Amendment Act, 1914, contain provisions for enabling a creditor of an enemy to obtain payment of his debt out of property which that enemy may have in this country. It is not at present proposed to introduce legislation to extend these provisions.