HC Deb 12 May 1936 vol 312 cc181-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to receive a deputation from the Federation of British Importers from Italy, in order that the deputation may submit to him their claims for consideration in respect of the losses they have suffered as a consequence of the imposition of sanctions?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

After careful consideration, His Majesty's Government have decided that compensation cannot be granted for losses attributable to the sanctions imposed against Italy. I am ready to consider any information or proposals which the Association of British Importers from Italy may care to put forward in writing, but, as at present advised, I do not think that a deputation would serve any useful purpose.


Is there to be any compensation for the enormous loss of British prestige throughout the world on account of the sanctions policy?