HC Deb 11 February 1947 vol 433 cc35-6W
38. Miss Lee

asked the Secretary of State for War what provision has been made for compensating former British prisoners of war in Japan for loss of personal belongings, including Japanese currency.

Mr. Bellenger

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to personal belongings, including currency, confiscated from prisoners of war by the enemy. Compensation for these is the responsibility of the Detaining Power, but, in the circum- stances, ex gratia awards of compensation on a limited scale have been made from Army funds.