HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c267W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the countries of Africa that have taken steps to expropriate or nationalise British firms or businesses, and the approximate number of firms or businesses involved, together with their assets.

Mr. Kershaw

Since 1966 approximately 70 United Kingdom companies and wholly owned subsidiaries of United Kingdom companies (exclusive of companies recently denationalised in Uganda) have been affected in some degree by measures of expropriation or nationalisation in the following countriesAlgeria, Libyan Arab Republic, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somali Democratic Republic, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

It is not practicable to evaluate the assets involved.