HC Deb 26 March 1941 vol 370 cc599-600W
Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what provision has been made for the protection of British bondholders in view of the fact that it was their money which built the Shanghai-Nanking Railway and the Tientsin-Pukow Railway, and that these concerns are now controlled by a Japanese company with revenues of about 1,000,000 yen a month?

Mr. Butler

His Majesty's Government have made repeated representations in respect of both these railways requesting that arrangements should be made to meet the obligations to the British bondholders and to allow the British railway staff to function in accordance with the provisions of the loan agreements. I regret that no satisfaction has yet been received.

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