§ Mr. P. Thomas
Frequent representations have been made in this matter. I regret that the United Arab Republic Government have not yet communicated their decision whether the property of the British nationals concerned is to be released or, if not, how compensation is to be paid. As my right hon. Friend said on 1st May, 1962, however, it seems clear that they will accept the principle of compensation for any property which is not released. Our most recent information is that a decision may he expected comparatively soon.