HC Deb 19 July 1926 vol 198 cc911-2W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government have taken, or are prepared to take, any steps to obtain compensation for British merchants who have sustained losses through purchasing B-grade flour on Australian Government certificate as to quality, in view of the fact that this flour was unfit for bread making, and that the Australian authorities have compensated African and Japanese merchants in similar cases?


The certificate was, I understand, given by an officer of the Victorian Government. His Majesty's Government have already been in communication with the Australian authorities, but neither the Commonwealth Government nor the Government of Victoria have seen their way to recognise any claim in respect of the flour in question.