HC Deb 19 January 1937 vol 319 c26
49. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any further statement to make as to the settlement of the British War debt to the United States of America?

Mr. Chamberlain

The position is as stated in the note which was addressed to the United States Government on 10th December last (Command Paper No. 5330), and I have no further statement to make.

Mr. Lewis

Is my right hon. Friend willing favourably to consider any practicable proposals which may be put forward by the United States Government on this subject?

Mr. Chamberlain

The United States Government are not considering putting forward any proposals, so far as I am aware.

Mr. A. V. Alexander

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of any negotiations for the settlement with America of the French debt?

Mr. Chamberlain

No, Sir.

Mr. Thorne

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether we are prepared to have what is known as the clean slate for all these debts owing by all the countries?