HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 c54W
Mr. Mander

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the present position of the German-owned firm, Messrs. Nico Manufacturing Company, Limited, Letchworth; and whether steps have been taken to prevent any control of, or payment to, the German nationals formerly associated with the business directly or indirectly?

Mr. Stanley

The position of this company is under examination. In answer to the second part of the question, I would point out that Section 1 of the Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939, makes it an offence to have any commercial, financial or other intercourse or dealings with an enemy, and under the Trading with the Enemy (Custodian) Order any money due to an enemy is required to be paid to the Custodian of Enemy Property.