HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 cc1583-4W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the total war claims of British civilians against Turkey; how many individuals are claiming; and when a settlement is likely to be made?


Under the terms of the Convention relative to the assessment and reparation of damage suffered in Turkey by the nationals of the contracting Powers which was signed at Paris on 23rd November, 1923 (Command Paper 2028), an Inter-Allied Commission is to be set up within one month of the coming into force of the Treaty with Turkey to assess those damages and to pay compensation, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention, out of the funds referred to in Article I thereof. The claims of the parties concerned are to be put forward within one year from the coming into force of the Treaty with urkey, and, until clams of British nationals have been put forward and assessed by the Commission, I am unable to give the particulars asked for in the question.