HC Deb 30 July 1937 vol 326 cc3502-3
12. Sir John Mellor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any further information to give with regard to the partial default foreshadowed by the Polish Government upon the service of the Republic of Poland 7 per cent. Stabilisation Loan, sterling issue?

Viscount Cranborne

I understand that the matter has recently again been under discussion between representatives of the Polish Government and the Council of Foreign Bondholders.

Miss Rathbone

Have His Majesty's Government, in fact, received any reply from the insurgent authorities with regard to compensation or restoration of captured cargo in reply to their representations?

Viscount Cranborne

The position is admittedly unsatisfactory, but in the particular case of the "Mar Baltico," as the House knows, the authorities promised to release the cargo, and arrangements are still in progress in regard to that affair, and are not completed yet.

Mr. Bellenger

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether, in fact, any compensation whatever, in cash or in kind, has been paid by General Franco up to the present?

Viscount Cranborne

Not yet.

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