HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 cc1167-8
57. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Economic Secretary to the Treasury when the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 3 of Annex to No. 6 of the Anglo-Italian Property and Debts Agreement, Cmd. 7118, will come into force.

Mr. Jay

The Anglo-Italian Property and Debts Agreement came into force when the Treaty of Peace with Italy was ratified on 15th September, 1947. Steps are now being taken to carry out the Agreement and a public announcement will be made shortly of the detailed procedure which will be followed.

Viscount Hinchingbrooke

Will that public announcement include provision for the holders of Italian bonds to get their money?

Mr. Jay

Yes. It will explain to them what steps they should take to get their claims satisfied.