HC Deb 08 March 1976 vol 907 cc52-3W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will instruct all Departments which are directly or indirectly concerned with British interests in Mozambique or with the enforcement of sanctions against Rhodesia that no funds are to be transferred to the Mozambique Government as a result of any Commonwealth Sanctions Committee decision unless and until an assurance is received that the Mozambique decree of 7th February will not be applied to British subjects or property in that territory.

Mr. Ennals

No. It is not clear to what extent the decree will affect British interests. We have informed the Government of Mozambique that Her Majesty's Government reserve all rights in international law to prompt, adequate and effective compensation for any property confiscated under the decree.

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