HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 c410W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Attorney-General what writs have been taken, or other action initiated, against him to claims for interest by United Kingdom holders of Rhodesian Government stock issued before the unilateral declaration of independence or in relation to claims for the return of capital invested in such of those stocks as have matured since the unilateral declaration of independence; and whether he will make a statement.

The Attorney-General

No process initiating legal proceedings against the Attorney-General claiming interest on Southern Rhodesia Government stock or the return of capital invested in such stocks has been served. Proceedings have been brought seeking the determination of the High Court on the question whether a person claiming to be interested in Southern Rhodesia 6 per cent. stock 1976–1979 and interest thereon may present a petition of right in England under Section 20 of the Colonial Stock Act 1877. The judgment of the High Court on this question is awaited.