§ 57. Mr. POTTER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will request His Majesty's Ambassador in Brazil to ascertain the reason why the authorities of the State of Rio de Janeiro have not yet terminated their default upon their obligations to British owners of their bonds?
§ Mr. EDEN
As stated in the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for the City of Chester (Sir C. Cayzer) on the 21st of March last, negotiations on this matter are in progress. My right hon. Friend does not consider that any useful purpose would be served by making the proposed inquiry at this time.