HC Deb 14 December 1950 vol 482 cc211-2W
Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what assurances His Majesty's Government has received from the Yugoslav Government about the distribution of economic aid in Yugoslavia.

Mr. Ernest Davies

No specific assurances have been either sought or received. When, however, His Majesty's Government informed the Yugoslav Government of their offer of credit facilities of £3 million for the purchase of foodstuffs, consumer goods and any consequential requirements, they suggested that discussions should take place between representatives of the two Governments at Belgrade about the best methods of distributing the goods obtained with it. In accepting the credit the Yugoslav Government made it clear that they were ready to enter into the proposed discussions forthwith.