HC Deb 15 November 1971 vol 826 c31W
83. Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why the claim by the British debenture holders of the Egyptian Delta Light Railways Limited did not fall under the recent compensation agreement with the Egyptian Government; and whether he will include these claims in future negotiations.

Mr. Kershaw

The recent agreement covered British property subject to the nationalisation measures of 1960–64 whereas the assets of the Delta Light Railway were taken over in 1953. We have no plans to negotiate directly with the Egyptian Government on the debenture holders' behalf, but we are naturally giving support to their representations.

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