HC Deb 21 May 1968 vol 765 cc68-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give details of Her Majesty's Government's present policy with regard to the return of the Czechoslovakian gold confiscated early in the war.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Her Majesty's Government consider that the gold, which is held by the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold, should be returned to the Czechoslovak Government. Although the United Kingdom Commissioner has authorised its release. its return to Czechoslovakia is not yet possible, for the reason which I gave in my reply to the hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) on 6th May.—[Vol. 764, c. 33–4.]