HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 c2413
40. Commander Noble

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government's recent note on the United States' proposals for a treaty with Japan included arrangements for payment of compensation to British nationals for loss of property, etc., in the Philippines and other parts of the Far East at the hands of the Japanese.

Mr. H. Morrison

I am not yet in a position to make a statement on the discussions about the Japanese peace treaty which are proceeding between His Majesty's Government and the United States Government.

Commander Noble

Will the Minister do everything possible to see that compensation is paid to these people? It really does seem very unfair, because American nationals who were concerned in the same way have been covered by an Act of Congress passed in 1946.

Mr. Morrison

We have this matter under consideration, and I hope that a statement can be made about it shortly.

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