Confiscated British Property.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons am ar 7 Mai 1923.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South


asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that British oil companies in Baku and Grozny, having at least 40,000 shareholders, have had their property confiscated by the Russian Soviet Government; that their shareholders have in many cases been reduced to poverty; and that oil products from these properties have since been sold for delivery to other companies by the Soviet Government; what action has been taken by the British Government to secure com- pensation for British nationals whose property has been appropriated in this manner; and whether steps will be taken to prevent any British company from acquiring or selling in this country any products which have been appropriated from British owners in Russia?