HC Deb 08 November 1948 vol 457 cc154-5W
58. Mr. W. Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the final amounts due from Malayan property found in Japan have now been agreed; and when they will be paid.

Mr. Mayhew

The hon. Member is no doubt referring to Malayan tin and rubber. The final amounts due have not yet been agreed. Identification of the origin and ownership of the property must of course precede agreement on payment. Identification of the tin is taking time because of the innumerable small lots in which it was discovered and handled. Nearly all the rubber has been identified and negotiations over the price to be paid are now proceeding.

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