HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 c1720W

asked the Attorney-General whether, having regard to the economic crisis in Austria, he will take steps to set free the property of Austrian subjects in England, so that they may be in a position to realise any securities they have in England, and to apply for payment of any moneys in court to which they are entitled?


I have been asked to reply. In accordance with Article 249 of the Treaty of Peace with Austria, the property in this country belonging to Austrian nationals will be held as security for the payment of claims made by British nationals with regard to their property in Austria and debts owing to them by Austrian nationals. Until these claims and debts have been satisfied the question of releasing the property cannot be considered.

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