§ Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in view of the long delay, what arrangements have been made for the payment of compensation to the families of those who were killed in recent years in Egypt, and in particular what provision is to be made in the case of the Taylor family of Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, referred originally to the Foreign Office by the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East.
§ Mr. Turton
Ex gratia payments in these cases are being considered and dealt with by Her Majesty's Government. It has been necessary to inquire into about 240 cases and these inquiries are nearing completion. It should be possible to start making payments in approved cases almost at once.
As regards the second part of the Question, the case of Sapper Taylor is amongst those already dealt with and it should be possible to make a payment in this case within a few days