HC Deb 25 March 1929 vol 226 c2062
40. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he proposes to release any portion of the Boxer indemnity funds, now in the hands of His Majesty's Government, without prescribing such conditions as appear desirable to him to ensure that the expenditure of the portion released is duly safeguarded?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)

The funds in question are subject to the China Indemnity (Application) Act, 1925. The Act will require amendment if those funds are to be dealt with in any way other than is provided for therein.


Can we have an assurance that, before any amendment of the Act is considered with a view to releasing any portion of this fund, the question of safeguarding its expenditure will receive due consideration?


Yes, certainly.

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