HC Deb 22 June 1949 vol 466 cc190-1
17. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how far the permission by the Argentine appropriate Ministers to open discussions on compensation for British shareholders of Buenos Aires Tramways Corporation has progressed since 1st June.

Mr. Bevin

No discussions have yet been opened between the Argentine authorities and the representatives of the British companies concerned.

Mr. Teeling

Has it not been publicly stated in the Argentine that as soon as the trade agreements are settled these negotiations will be opened? Can the right hon. Gentleman assure this House that the Ambassador will take every step to see that this is done?

Mr. Bevin