§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total claims for pre-war business transactions in Germany, France and Belgium, respectively, which are lodged by firms and private individuals in this country with the Custodian of Enemy Property.
§ Mr. Dalton
The registers of these claims kept in the Trading with the Enemy Department are compiled from particulars voluntarily supplied, and are, therefore, incomplete. The total sums due to persons in the United Kingdom from the countries named, as at present recorded, are:—Germany and Austria £90,000,000, France £17,000,000 and Belgium £6,000,000.