HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 cc412-3
42. Mr. H. Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement regarding compensation by the Egyptian Government to those British officials who were dismissed from Egyptian employment in 1951.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

As my hon. Friend the Joint Under-Secretary said in his reply on 25th June to my hon. Friend, the Egyptian Commission set up under the Exchange of Letters annexed to the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement has submitted its recommendations to the Egyptian Government. No award has been announced. Her Majesty's Ambassador, on my instructions, has reminded the Egyptian Government of the importance we attach to an early and generous settlement.

Mr. Fernyhough

Does not the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree that there is now little possibility of the Egyptian Government paying any compensation to the people involved, because they may take note of how generously Mr. Leonard Lord treats his people when they are redundant?

Mr. Lloyd

I do not at all accept what the hon. Member says.

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