HC Deb 11 May 1949 vol 464 cc1820-1
5. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now make a statement as to the use of assets of the former Baltic States now held by the Custodian for the satisfaction of claims of British creditors of these States.

Mr. Bevin

The matter is still under consideration, and at the present time I have nothing to add to the statement made on 12th April, 1948, by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Can the right hon. Gentleman hold out any hope that he will be able to come to a decision on this matter before very long?

Mr. Bevin

I am always hopeful, but I do not gamble on probabilities.