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Oil Concessions

Volume 155: debated on Monday 19 June 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, since Great Britain is not bound by any agreement or treaty to consult France, or any other country, before British subjects or companies acquire oil concessions in any territory, other than that over which Great Britain has accepted a mandate, whether any obstacles will be put in the way of British subjects or companies obtaining such concessions as security against loans raised for the special purpose of obtaining orders from such countries for the supply of British manufactured articles?