HC Deb 31 March 1947 vol 435 c262W
95. Mr. Mack

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement regarding the effect on British interests of the declaration of the Bulgarian Prime Minister on the recent currency abuses in Sofia.

Mr. McNeil

I am glad to say that after the statement made by the Bulgarian Prime Minister on 13th March the National Bank of Bulgaria exchanged for new bank notes the entire balance of currency in the possession of the British Missions which they had refused to exchange on 7th March. Mr. Dimitrov's. allegations about currency abuses by foreign Missions have no relevance to, transactions undertaken by the British, Political Representative, since, as I stated in the House on 17th March, the British Mission has never attempted to make illegal profits from currency transactions.

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