HC Deb 11 November 1948 vol 457 c1718
59. Mr. Haire

asked the President of the Board of Trade what difficulties now prevent the conclusion of a trade agreement with Yugoslavia.

Mr. H. Wilson

Completion of a trade agreement must await the conclusion of satisfactory arrangements regarding compensation for United Kingdom property in Yugoslavia that has been nationalised. Negotiations are in progress on this matter.

Mr. Haire

Can my right hon. Friend say what are the difficulties over compensation?

Mr. Wilson

They are mainly technical difficulties, but we have made it plain to the Yugoslav Government from the start that we cannot enter into a full trade agreement until this matter is satisfactorily settled.