§ Major Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what report he has now had from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding the Federal German Government's Bill to give compensation to victims in Germany of Nazi persecution; and whether he is now satisfied that there is no discrimination in this Bill between Germans and non-Germans.
§ Mr. Nutting
On 25th June the United Nations High Commission for Refugees sent a report to the Allied High Commission drawing their attention to the fact that the Federal German Government's Bill to give compensation to victims of Nazi persecution does not, in its present form, cover all victims of concentration camps. This Bill is however intended to satisfy the obligations assumed by the German Federal Republic under the Bonn Conventions and it appears to fulfil this requirement. However,
Year Expenditure of Local Education Authorities Percentage of Local Education Authority Expenditure (Col. 2) Percentage of local rates spent on Education Net estimates of Education Departments (England and Wales and Scotland) as percentage of ordinary expenditure (United Kingdom) met from rates met from Government grant (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) £'000 Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. 1949–50 (revised) … 237,392 39.0 61.0 32.9 6.3 1950–51 … 247,412 39.4 60.6 33.4 6.7 1951–52 … 291,948 39.3 60.7 36.3 5.6 1952–53 (estimated) … 323,535 38.4 61.6 37.1 5.6 Comparable figures to those given in column (6) above for the years: 1900–01, 1910–11, 1920–21, 1930–31, 1937–38 are 5.9, 9.5, 4.4, 6.6 and 6.8.
the matter raised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is under urgent consideration and I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given yesterday to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Merton and Morden (Captain Ryder).