Expatriated Germans (Property).

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Arthur Holbrook Colonel Sir Arthur Holbrook , Basingstoke

27.

asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government proposes to exercise the discretionary power conferred under Article 297B of the German Peace Treaty to charge the movable property in this country of expatriated citizens of German birth not habitually resident in Germany, and over whom the German Government neither exercises nor claims to exercise authority or control; and whether His Majesty's Government will give directions that the right of expatriation conceded by the Government of the United States of America in favour of citizens who had withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the country of their birth prior to the War, with the settled purpose of throwing in their lot with their adopted country, should be conceded in this country to citizens domiciled in neutral countries claiming not to be continuing German subjects?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I have been asked to reply. The property of persons who had lost their German nationality through absence from Germany is being released to them.