§ Captain HACKING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the name of the Government representative sent to Brussels to receive and inquire into the claims of British residents in Belgium who have lost effects through the War; the address of this representative; the probable duration of his stay in Brussels; and whether it is the intention of the Government that this representative should visit other large towns in Belgium and France?
The Foreign Claims Office have sent Mr. Felex Jeffes, formerly British Vice-Consul at Brussels, to Belgium to inquire into claims of British subjects in that country arising out of the War which have been recorded in that office. The office of Mr. Jeffes at Brussels is 56, Rue Royale. Mr. Jeffes will stay in Brussels so long as his services are required, and he will in the course of his duties visit other places in Belgium. It's not at present proposed that he should visit places in France. Claims should be presented to the Foreign Claims Office, at the Foreign Office, S.W.1, in accordance with the Royal Proclamation of the 7th September, 1916.