HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 c2841W
Captain Plugge

asked the Prime Minister, what is the reason for British subjects in Czecho-Slovakia being compelled to sell their property; on whose orders it is being carried out; and whether any steps can be taken to ensure that forced sales are not imposed?

Mr. Butler

Two decrees have recently been published in Prague, one of which introduces certain restrictions on property in Jewish ownership and requires Jewish owners to register certain classes of property, while the other requires all owners of foreign valuta and precious metals to register such possessions with the National Bank.

My Noble Friend has not, however, received reports that any British subjects have been compelled to sell their property and the second and third parts of the question do not, therefore, arise.