HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 cc1485-6W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether a customer who, when war began, had an account with a bank in Germany can sue such bank, obtain judgment in this country for the amount to his credit, and enforce his decree against assets of such bank in this country, when it has a branch here and someone authorised to accept service in its behalf; and, if not, whether arrange- ments are being, or will be, made for the distribution of the assets in the United Kingdom of German banks among approved English creditors, whether their accounts were held by such German banks in Germany or in this country?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The first part of the question is a legal question to be decided by the Courts, and is, I understand, before the Courts at the present moment. Until the first part of the question is decided, the second part of the question does not arise.