HC Deb 30 June 1960 vol 625 c146W
69. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give a list of British companies which have been expropriated by the Argentine Government without compensation; and whether, in his forthcoming discussions with members of President Frondizi's party visiting this country concerning future financial agreements, he will make representations about the position of such companies.

Mr. R. Allan

No British company has been expropriated by the Argentine Government without compensation. Assuming, however, that in the second half of the Question my hon. Friend has in mind the companies about which he asked a Question on 22nd June, he will realise that while the case is before the Argentine Courts the action which Her Majesty's Government can take is necessarily limited. No doubt these matters will come up during the various discussions which will be held during President Frondizi's visit.