§ 59. Mr. Allason
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the blockage of the remittance of dividends of small private investors from the Argentine to this country; and whether he will make representations to the Argentine Government on this matter.
§ Mr. George Thomson
I am aware that there have been delays in the approval by the Argentine authorities of remittances of foreign currency payments, including dividends.
I understand that these delays are due to the present severe shortage of foreign exchange in Argentina, which I hope will be eased before long. I do not think it would help to make formal representations to the Argentine Government at present, but we will watch the situation carefully and will certainly make representations if they seem to be appropriate.