HC Deb 17 May 1938 vol 336 c222
48. Mr. Maxwell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present position with regard to the total suspension by Brazil of her debt service; and whether His Majesty's Government propose taking further action in the matter?

Sir J. Simon

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Rutherglen (Mr. Chapman) on Tuesday last.

Mr. Maxwell

Are the Government taking any steps to consult in this matter with the Government of the United States, which I believe is equally interested?

Sir J. Simon

I should not like to answer that in reply to a Supplementary Question. I will make inquiries and let my hon. Friend know.

Mr. G. Griffiths

If the Chancellor consulted the United States, might they not say, "You pay us first"?