Finland (British Interests).

Oral Answers to Questions — China. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the action of the Finnish Government in still refusing to hand over the title deeds of certain forest property in which British capital is invested; and what action he proposes to take in this matter?

Photo of Mr Austen Chamberlain Mr Austen Chamberlain , Birmingham West

My attention has been drawn to a statement to this effect, and I have requested His Majesty's Minister at Helsingfors to ascertain the position and, if necessary, to make suitable representations to the Finnish Government.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Is it not a fact that this delay is most detrimental to the British interests concerned, and have not the Finnish Government gone back on the decision of their own Supreme Court?

Photo of Mr Austen Chamberlain Mr Austen Chamberlain , Birmingham West

I have told my hon. Friend that a statement to that effect has been made to me, and I have told him also the instructions that have been issued to His Majesty's Minister.