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British Claims

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the negotiations for debt settlements between British bondholders and other creditors and the Soviet Government will commence; whether the negotiations will be conducted by the Soviet Ambassador or by a special mission; and, if by a special mission, what its composition will be?

Negotiations are taking place with the Soviet Ambassador as regards the methods to be followed in applying those parts of the Protocol of 3rd October applicable to this matter. Pending the result of these negotiations, I am not in a position to make any statement on the points raised in the second and third parts of the question.