HC Deb 24 March 1938 vol 333 cc1388-9W
Mr. Grant-Ferris

asked the Prime Minister what steps His Majesty's Government is taking with regard to protecting British interests in view of the expropriation by the Mexican Government of the properties of the Mexican Eagle Oil Company?

Mr. Butler

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool (Mr. Robinson) to which I have nothing to add.

Mr. Grant-Ferris

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the approximate value of British investments in Mexican mining and industrial undertakings operating in Mexico and, in particular, in the oil companies which have recently been expropriated by the Mexican Government?

Mr. Stanley

I am not sure what basis of value my hon. Friend has in mind; but if he will communicate with me I will see whether it is possible to obtain the information he desires.

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