Oral Answers to Questions — Hungary (Bonded Debt)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1965.

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Photo of Mr Luke Teeling Mr Luke Teeling , Brighton, Pavilion 12:00 am, 2nd August 1965

Does not the hon. Gentleman realise that, while these discussions are going on, the Hungarian Government and their citizens are perfectly capable of purchasing these shares on the Stock Exchange in London for about a quarter of what their value will be after the agreement has been reached and that we will not be getting the money which is so badly needed in this country? Could he assure the House, therefore, that we are pressing on very hard and that, after the Foreign Ministers' discussion with their Foreign Minister, we have continued discussions?