HC Deb 24 July 1935 vol 304 c1811
2. Mr. T. SMITH

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the names of all British subjects awarded compensation by the Anglo-Mexican Special Claims Commission for wrongful imprisonment or permanent physical damage during Mexican revolutions, and the amount of the said claims; and whether he will make representations to the Mexican Government as to the desirability of these claims being met without further delay, and in priority to the claims for damage to property?


I would refer the hon. Member to the published decisions and opinions of the Commissioners, issued by His Majesty's Stationery Office in two parts in 1931 and 1933. These publications contain details of each award, under the name of the claimant, and of the nature of the claim, whether loss of property or personal damage, upon which the award is based. Negotiations with the Mexican Government for a general settlement of all the awards are at the moment in progress, so that the second part of the question does not arise.