HL Deb 06 July 1927 vol 68 c231

had given Notice to draw the attention of His Majesty's Government to the fact that the claim of the Basle Trading Company for the return of their property, confiscated seven years ago in West Africa under the guise of liquidation, or in the alternative compensation, has not yet been settled; and to move for Papers. The noble Viscount said: My Lords, at this late hour of the evening I would ask your Lordships' permission to postpone this Motion until Wednesday, July 20.


I think the noble Lord will have to do that at his own risk as to when it will be actually taken. As he knows, there is always a great deal of business at the end of the Session and the Question may be crowded out.


Unfortunately the difficulty is that the supporters I had in the House have had to go away. On two occasions I have postponed the Motion to suit the convenience of His Majesty's Government. They might be good enough to accord me reasonable time to bring it forward.


There are two special matters on July 20, which is a Wednesday. I postponed a Question of mine until that day. If the noble Lord were to take the day he suggested and put it down after my Question it would meet the case.

Question, by leave, postponed.