HC Deb 18 May 1939 vol 347 cc1645-6W
Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Council of Foreign Bondholders were unable to recommend the acceptance of the Greek Government's offer to pay 40 per cent. on the coupons of their external loans falling due within the last financial year; and whether advantage will be taken of Sir Frederick Leith-Ross's presence in Athens to press for a more reasonable offer?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir, and in reply to the second part of the question, Sir F. Leith-Ross will, in the course of his discussions in Athens, impress on the Greek Government the importance which His Majesty's Government attach to a satisfactory settlement of the debt problem.