HC Deb 22 December 1919 vol 123 c1015

asked the Prime Minister whether provision could be made for the return of property in Germany belonging to British subjects, which had been sequestrated by the Germans, instead of compensation only being given; if such properties had been sold, that he would insist that arrangements should be made for their return to the British owners before the Treaty of Peace was ratified; and whether trade marks of these British firms could be included under the Peace Treaty in such sales and used by the Germans for export trading purposes?


I have been asked to reply. I am at present advised that the Treaty of Peace with Germany does not enable British subjects to require their property in Germany which has been sold under War legislation to be returned instead of compensation being paid. Special provision has been made for the return of trade marks outside Germany belonging to British controlled firms in Germany.

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