HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 c76W
57. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, in the case of British nationals summarily dismissed by the Egyptian Government despite regular contracts of service, he will pay any compensation due to these people, and stop this amount from any agreed payments due to the Egyptian Government.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

The answer given by my right hon. Friend on 30th January to my hon. Friend the Member for Colchester (Mr. Alport) describes what Her Majesty's Government are doing to help these British nationals. No agreed payments to the Egyptian Government exist, which could be used to give financial assistance in these cases.