HC Deb 03 April 1952 vol 498 c154W
107. Mr. Hollis

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations for what reason Her Majesty's Government has agreed, without admitting legal liability, to pay £125,000 to the Basle Trading Company.

Mr. J. Foster

The payment was made to compromise the claim of the Basle Trading Company as it was considered a reasonable settlement of a much larger claim. While denying legal liability the possibility of Her Majesty's Government having an award made against them for a sum larger than that offered and accepted in settlement could not be excluded.