§ 10. Mr. Liddall
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to allow delivery in the United Kingdom of any Mexican petroleum for sale here to the public as a result of an arrangement by a British subject to purchase Mexican petroleum at a time when His Majesty's Government are protesting against the confiscation of British-owned property; and will he prevent delivery on principle, in the interests of British investors whose property is now being subjected to unfair treatment by the Mexican authorities?
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I would refer to the answer given on 27th April by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to a question by the hon. and learned Member for Greenock (Mr. R. Gibson) which intimated that
|Statement showing the quantities of the undermentioned descriptions of petroleum imported into the United Kingdom during the periods specified and registered as consigned from Mexico.|
|Thousand gallons.||Thousand gallons.||Thousand gallons.||Thousand gallons.|
|NOTE—The figures for 1937 and 1938 are provisional.|