HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 c1716
59. Mr. Bartle Bull

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why British subjects who were resident in French North Africa after the fall of the French Republic, and whose money was then paid to the Custodian of Enemy Property for him to administer, now that French North Africa has been liberated, are in the position that their money remaining in the hands of the Custodian, is now to be paid over to the Free French Government, instead of to them direct.

Sir J. Anderson

Arrangements have been made with the French Committee of National Liberation for the return of money and other property which, owing to the war, had come under the control of the French and British authorities, to those persons originally entitled to them. The application of these general arrangements to a few exceptional cases of British subjects formerly resident in French North Africa is now being considered, and if my 'hon. Friend will let me have particulars of any case, I will look into it.

Mr. Bull

I will do so.