HC Deb 14 November 1933 vol 281 c743W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he proposes to call on countries owing debts to Great Britain to make token payments in acknowledgment of such debts?


I assume that my right hon. Friend is referring to debts owing to this country by foreign countries. The position as regards such debts to this country remains at present as stated in the reply which I gave to my right hon. Friend the Member for Epping (Mr. Churchill) on 13th December, 1932, namely, that the suspension of Reparations and War Debts remains in force, but all the rights of His Majesty's Government under the existing agreements are integrally reserved. Consequently, the reply to the question is in the negative.