HC Deb 20 February 1976 vol 905 c862W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the damage to British interests arising from the expropriation of the Cabora Bassa dam and other industrial, commercial and private property in Mozambique.

Mr. Ennals

The agreement over the future of the Cabora Bassa dam is a matter for the Governments of Mozambique and Portugal. I understand that the question of expropriation has not arisen. We are looking into the possible effects on British interests of the Mozambique Government's recent announcement about privately owned houses in Mozambique.

As for British investments generally, we would be prepared to take up with the Government of Mozambique any case where it seemed appropriate to remind them of the importance which we attach to equitable treatment.

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