HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 c146W
62. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that, because of a trade agreement between the U.S.A. and Jugoslavia, the Jugoslav Government is claiming all dollar assets held in the names of British subjects formerly resident in Jugoslavia and claimed by the Jugoslav Government as either confiscated property or the property of recently nationalised industries; and what steps he is taking to protect these assets until it has been decided, either legally or after a British-Jugoslav trade agreement has been reached, to whom they are to belong.

Mr. Bevin

The difficult legal issues raised by this Question are being investigated by the Departments concerned. I will, if I may, write to the hon. Member very shortly.