HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c2W
19. Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the actually exercisable rights of British owners of property in Yugoslavia.

Mr. McNeil

British industrial interests in Yugoslavia fall under the provisions of the Yugoslav Nationalisation Decree of 5th December, 1946. Owners may exercise the right to claim compensation to the value of the net assets of the enterprise at the time of taking over by the State. British owners of private property have the right to resume possession except where the property has been otherwise disposed of by Yugoslav legislation such as, for instance, the Agrarian Laws.