HC Deb 15 February 1933 vol 274 cc981-2
8. Major Sir ALAN McLEAN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has yet received further information from His Majesty's Ambassador in Rio de Janeiro as to what the Brizilian authorites have done with respect to the interests of British investors in the Leopoldina Railway and the Leopoldina Terminal Company in so far as they relate to the ferry and tramcar fares; and will be place in the Library a report of the information thus far available?


A report on this subject was received from His Majesty's Ambassador at Rio on the 31st August last. As requested by my hon. and gallant Friend, a copy of this report, which gives all the information so far available, will be placed in the Library.


Will my right hon. Friend press on the Brazilian authorities at an early date the necessity for seating these British investors justly?


I think all proper steps ire being taken in that regard, but jutting the report in the Library will give everybody the opportunity of knowing low the matter stands.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the hardship which is being inflicted on small holders in this country of debentures in the Companhia America Fabril by reason of the withholding of the necessary sterling remittance by the Brazilian Exchange Control Commission; and whether he will make representations on this matter to the Brazilian Government?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

My right hon. Friend wishes me to apologise for his absence. The particular instance referred to by my hon. Friend has not been brought to my right hon. Friend's notice, but if he will provide him with details, he will be pleased to consider whether it is possible for him to take any steps in the matter.