HC Deb 06 April 1936 vol 310 cc2437-8W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that commercial agreements signed before 1st January, 1934, by the Federal Government of Brazil are to be denounced so that they will expire not later than 30th July, 1936; whether this will apply to Anglo-Brazilian agreements; and what is the reason given for this denunciation?


Yes, Sir. I am aware of the position as stated in the first part of the hon. Member's question. As regards the second part, the Brazilian Government denounced on the 31st January last the commercial agreement concluded with the United Kingdom by exchange of notes on the 11th September, 1931. The reason given by the Brazilian Government for denouncing this agreement was their desire to adapt their commercial agreements with foreign nations to the interests and necessities of Brazil in the present international situation.