HC Deb 20 December 1938 vol 342 c2702W
Mr. Price

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that oil from the expropriated Anglo-American companies in Mexico is being sold to Germany; and whether he is taking steps to accelerate a settlement between these companies and the Mexican Government so that the question of ownership may be finally settled?

Mr. Butler

I am aware that certain quantities of Mexican oil are being sold to Germany. Whilst His Majesty's Government would welcome a settlement of their unfortunate dispute with the Mexican Government, the latter Government, as indicated in my reply of the 2nd November to the hon. Members for Kingswinford (Mr. A. Henderson) and Tamworth (Sir J. Mellor) have as yet shown no signs of reconsidering their attitude towards the expropriated British oil companies.