§ Sir R. Tasker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Custodian of Enemy Property made releases in special cases from the special account at the Bank of England; and why has discrimination been made in the case of Mr. Robert O. Wiener, a British born subject, whose German assets were forcibly seized by the German Government before the outbreak of war?
§ Sir J. Simon
The circumstances in which releases have been made in special cases from the special account at the Bank of England were explained in the reply which I gave the hon. Member on 30th November last. No such special circumstances appear to exist in Mr. Wiener's case, and no discrimination has been made against him.