HC Deb 18 July 1919 vol 118 cc793-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the amount of damage sustained by the Jews in Poland and Galicia through pillage and destruction of property, in the pogroms and other outrages committed during the last eight months in over 150 towns and villages, is estimated at several million pounds sterling; and if His Majesty's Government will make representations to the Polish Government, either by the Allied or Associated Powers or by, the Council of the League of Nations, to the effect that suitable compensation shall be paid by the Polish State or municipal authorities to the Jews who have suffered damage in the afore-mentioned outrages?


The answer to the first part of the question asked by the hon. Member is that His Majesty's Government have no official information as to the extent of the losses sustained by the Jews in Poland and Galicia during the disturbances of the last eight months. As to the last part of the question, the subject of compensation would not seem to arise while the facts regarding the disturbances are still uncertain.