HC Deb 11 May 1964 vol 695 cc17-8W
57. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress has been made in the discussions concerning Baltic Bonds in Moscow; whether the British delegation have returned to this country; and what is to be the next step.

Mr. Mathew

The group of Foreign Office officials have now returned from Moscow where they held 11 meetings with Soviet officials. The discussions were confined to technical matters of documentation concerning a wide range of post-1939 claims on both sides, including those in respect of Baltic Bonds. They took place in a friendly and businesslike atmosphere. The report submitted by the officials is now under consideration by the Foreign Office and the other interested Departments of Her Majesty's Government, and a decision on the next step will be taken as soon as possible.