HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 c897

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether he is aware that the British Creditors Committee, summoned to Berlin by Dr. Schacht to learn his future conditions for the German default, has returned without having arrived at an agreement; and will he now make a protest against the treatment of British investors in German public securities, including the 5½ per cent. German (Young) Loan, issued in London in accordance with Command Paper 3617, of 1930;

(2) If he will give an assurance that, in all negotiations with the German Reichs-bank authorities, he will insist upon terms being granted to British holders no less advantageous than those already agreed to, so that responsibility for any default shall rest with the German authorities?


I understand from the Press that the German authorities intend to make a further announcement to-day. I should prefer to wait until this announcement has been received and considered before I make any further statement.