HC Deb 26 February 1919 vol 112 cc1815-6W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether negotiations for the sale of British properties in Russia to Russian subjects or companies are prohibited under the Defence of the Realm Act, or whether, if detailed particulars of the properties and names of purchasers are submitted to the Government, any condition will be required that the particulars and conditions of sale are submitted before the conclusion of the deal?


Regulation 30 B.B. of the Defence of the Realm Regulations prohibits, without the consent of the Board of Trade, the transfer or an agreement to transfer, for the benefit of any alien or foreign controlled company, certain classes of property in Russia. The latter part of the question should be addressed to the President of the Board of Trade.

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