HC Deb 15 October 1946 vol 427 cc181-2W
148. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps are being taken to compensate British subjects, both business and private individuals, in the Philippines for damage done to their properties during the war against Japan; and if he will give an assurance that the compensation will be the same as that granted to U.S. citizens.

Mr. Mayhew

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bodmin (Mr. D. Marshall) on 17th July. Discussions with the United States Government axe continuing, but it is not expected that the announcement relating to the presentation of claims, which was foreshadowed in the earlier reply, will be made this month.