§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Sir P. Lloyd-Greame)
I have been asked to reply. If the property in question was sold or disposed of by the German Authorities during the War under exceptional war measures, the owner would be entitled to claim compensation from Germany under Article 297 of the Treaty of Versailles. The Reparation Part of the Treaty does not appear to apply to the particular kind of case referred to by my hon. Friend.
§ Sir P. LLOYD-GREAME
I am afraid I cannot. I have gone into it carefully, and, as far as I can see, the particular kind of case my hon. Friend has put down does not come under either Section 232 or Section 297. It is not due to the action of Germany, but to some undetermined cause. If my hon. Friend could give me the facts privately afterwards of any particular case, I will do my best to see whether a claim can be made under any of the Sections under which reparation will be payable.