HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 c5W
63. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the probable further delays in signing a Japanese peace treaty, and the increasing revenues accruing to the Japanese Government, he will consult with Mr. Foster Dulles and any appropriate members of the United States Government, as to the possibilities of interest payments on Japanese bonds being resumed before the signing of a peace treaty to benefit those holders of the bonds who cannot afford after nearly 11 years of waiting to forego interest on their bonds indefinitely.

Mr. Younger:

No. As I have previously informed the House, His Majesty's Government hope that a peace treaty with Japan will be signed in the next few months; they do not consider prolonged delay to be probable.