§ 3.20 p.m.
§ LORD KILLEARN
My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government—
- (a) how much of the £36,175,607 stated as the amount assessed by the Foreign Compensation Commission on 1,260 claims up to October 31. 1961, was for—
- (i) claims received for "Egyptianised" property under Annex E of the Financial Agreement;
- (ii) claims received for loss or damage on "Sequestrated" property;
- (b) how much of the total of £7,970,071 paid out by the Commission as interim payments up to the same date was for—
- (i) claims for "Egyptianised" property;
- (ii) claims for losses on "Sequestrated" property.]
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (THE EARL OF DUNDEE)
My Lords, the figures quoted by my noble friend are correct up till October 31, but I have now obtained more recent figures and, with my noble friend's permission, shall use them in my reply. Up to November 30 the Foreign Compensation Commission had assessed 1,310 claims for a total amount of £40,594,007. Of these claims 533 totalling £38,980,138 were in respect of Egyptianised property, and 777 totalling £1,613,869 were in respect of loss or damage to sequestrated property which has been returned to its owners. Up to the same date the Commission had paid out £8,426,690 of which £7,832,786 was in respect of Egyptianised property and the remaining £593,904 in respect of sequestration losses.
§ LORD KILLEARN
My Lords, I should like to thank the noble Earl for this very helpful and full reply.