HC Deb 05 February 1957 vol 564 cc240-1
48. Mr. Grimond

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a further statement on the expulsion of British citizens from Egypt and the seizure of our assets; what help is being provided for those expelled; and what steps are being taken to get compensation from the Egyptian Government.

50. Mr. Hunter

asked the Prime Minister what steps are being taken by the Government to give adequate compensation for those British subjects who had to leave Egypt as the result of the Suez crisis.

53. Captain Pilkington

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements are being made to assist British refugees from Egypt who have had their businesses, pensions or possessions taken from them by the present Egyptian Government; and what arrangements that Government is making by way of compensation.

54. Mr. Remnant

asked the Prime Minister whether Her Majesty's Government will pay to British personnel expelled from Egypt sums equal to those pensions previously paid by the Egyptian Government pending a settlement between the two countries.

The Prime Minister

I will, with permission, be making a statement covering these points at the end of Questions.

Mr. Grimond

While waiting for that statement, may I ask the Government if it is their view that these expulsions were an illegal act and that the Egyptian Government are liable to compensate us for the losses we have incurred?

The Prime Minister

I should like, perhaps, to await the text of the statement, but, broadly speaking, we shall certainly hold the Egyptian Government responsible.