HC Deb 02 May 1928 vol 216 cc1691-2
7. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action has been taken by His Majesty's Government to induce the Portuguese Government to remove the restrictions in that country on the purchase of British currency, which restrictions are having an adverse effect on Anglo-Portuguese trade; what has been the result of any action taken by His Majesty's Government in this matter; and whether he will make further representations on the subject?


On 13th March His Majesty's Ambassador at Lisbon was instructed to mention this matter to the Portuguese Government in general terms, and to appeal to them to do everything in their power to mitigate the disabilities under which British firms are labouring. I have not yet received any information as to the result of these representations, but on 30th March His Majesty's Ambassador reported that the question was discussed at the last meeting of the Council of Ministers. Until fuller information is received, I am unable to decide whether any further representations will be necessary.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the right bon. Gentleman let me know when he has further information on the matter?