HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 c1691W
Mr. Haworth

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the nature of the representations made by the British Government to the Government of Czechoslovakia, respecting the nationalisation of undertakings in which British capital is involved.

Mr. McNei

l: The representations were primarily designed to ensure that if British interests or property were affected by the Czechoslovakian nationalisation decrees, fair compensation would be paid in currencies acceptable to the British owners. I am, however, glad to have this opportunity of stating that our representations in no way questioned the right of the Czechoslovakian Government to proceed with whatever nationalisation measures they thought proper and desirable.

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