HC Deb 18 July 1960 vol 627 cc1-2W
32. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how far he has progressed in his discussions on Baltic debts with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; when the registration of the bonds will be completed; and whether, in recent talks on trade with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the position of the Baltic debt and the other Tsarist debts were taken into consideration.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

There have been no further discussions on Baltic debts since June of last year when it was agreed that both sides would exchange particulars of claims as a preliminary to the opening of negotiations. The registration of claims under the Foreign Compensation Order made in November, 1959, in proceeding. It is hoped that those British nationals who have not yet registered their claims will do so without further delay. The first lists of claims will be sent to the Soviet Government in the near future. The question of debts was not raised in the recent trade talks.