HC Deb 19 November 1928 vol 222 cc1360-1
15. Mr. KELLY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any decision has been arrived at in the matter of awards to Maltese seamen for war damage; and when the amounts awarded will be paid to the men concerned?


Arrangements are now being made for the distribution of German reparation receipts among the Colonies and Protectorates, and I hope, therefore that payment in the cases mentioned by the hon. Member will be made at a very early date.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication as to what is approximately meant by that early date, as these men have been waiting for a long time?


It has meant years of work as the hon. Member knows, and we are hopeful now that the matter is reaching a conclusion.