HC Deb 27 April 1938 vol 335 c126W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make regarding the present position in relation to the marketing of Mexican oil?

Mr. Butler:

In view of the recent Notes addressed by His Majesty's Government to the Mexican Government requesting the restoration of the expropriated British oil properties, the marketing of oil from these properties by British subjects or companies could in present circumstances be only a matter of embarrassment to His Majesty's Government.