HC Deb 21 April 1937 vol 322 cc1729-30
12. Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of increased Argentine exports now providing a natural exchange of not more than 14 pesos to the £,he will invite the Argentine Government to removes the indirect exchange tax on the Anglo-Argentine railways so as to allow British subjects to receive income on their capital in the Argentine railways at a rate of not more than 15 pesos to the£

Mr. Eden

While I am always ready to consider requests for the support of His Majesty's Government on the part of British companies who have invested capital abroad, I have not been asked by the companies concerned to intervene as regards the matter to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, and I think that such questions are best dealt with by direct negotiations between the Argentine authorities and the companies in question.