§ 74. Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any negotiations have been reopened by the Portuguese Government for the settlement of their War Debt to Great Britain; and whether he has any information to give concerning the attitude of Portugal to any offer made by His Majesty's Government?
I am informed that the Portuguese Government intend to resume the negotiations for the settlement of the War Debt very shortly. At the present time I am unable to add anything to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford on the 11th November.
§ Colonel WOODCOCK
Can the hon. Member say what truth there is in the statement that an offer of £6,000,000 has been made to the Portuguese Government in complete satisfaction of the whole Debt, and whether the offer has been refused by the Portuguese Government?