HC Deb 08 November 1939 vol 353 c250W
Mr. Ede

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what steps have been taken to make effective immediately the guarantees given by His Majesty's Government to Rumania; and what is the total sum actually advanced in any form to Rumania since the guarantee was given?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

I assume the hon. Member refers to the Anglo-Rumanian Guarantee Agreement of the 12th July, 1939. Substantial contracts have already been placed by the Rumanian Government under this Agreement, and still more are under active negotiation, but it would obviously not be in the public interest for me to disclose details thereof.