§ Mr. Hollis
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether all claims for compensation for property destroyed by the enemy in Hong Kong must be registered in Hong Kong; and whether the Claims Commission for Hong Kong has yet been appointed.77W
Mr. Creech Jones
On the first point, the answer is "Yes, Sir," but I will arrange for claim forms to be obtainable in this country when they are ready. On the second point, the illness of the officer who was to have been the Chairman of both the Malayan and Hong Kong War Damage Claims Commissions has, unfortunately, delayed the setting up of the Commission. I am discussing with the Governor of Hong Kong alternative arrangements, and an announcement will be made as soon as possible.