HC Deb 14 December 1953 vol 522 c18
24. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information about the negotiations between the Argentine Government and the representatives of the Anglo-Argentine Tramways and Primitiva Gas Company which our ambassador was promised would be reported on by mid-November

Mr. Dodds-Parker

The last meeting of the negotiators took place in August. The Argentine Government are still considering the companies' submissions.

Mr. Teeling

In view of the fact that a definite promise was made by the Argentine Government to our negotiators that this would be at least reported on by the middle of November, will my hon. Friend make quite sure that in the coming negotiations this point will again be brought up and not allowed to lapse?

Mr. Dodds-Parker

I assure my hon. Friend that the Argentine Government have been left in no doubt of Her Majesty's Government's concern, and we hope that this matter can be satisfactorily settled on its own merits.