HC Deb 30 April 1930 vol 238 c180
10. Commander SOUTHBY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the interest on the issue of Vilna bonds held in this country has been in default since 1915; that an amount of about a quarter of a million pounds of this issue is held mainly by small investors; and whether he will approach the Polish Government with a view to effecting a just settlement of British bondholders' claims on Vilna?


Yes, Sir. I am aware of the default in the payment of the interest on these bonds. Negotiations for a settlement of the bondholders' claims are, however, proceeding, and, pending their outcome, I do not consider that His Majesty's Government can usefully take any action in the matter.

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