§ 83. Mr. Owen
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if the United Kingdom has yet received its allocation from the International Committee of the Red Cross under Article 16 of the Japanese Peace Treaty ; whether a distribution has been made to ex-war 100W prisoners, dependants or next of kin ; how much each person has received ; and whether he will make a statement.
§ 92. Mr. W. R. Williams
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance when he now anticipates that the International Committee of the Red Cross will distribute the funds handed to it under Article 16 of the Japanese Peace Treaty.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The International Committee of the Red Cross has not yet made any allocations to beneficiary countries under Article 16 of the Peace Treaty with Japan and no distribution to individuals has therefore been possible. The Committee has been made fully aware of our concern about the delay, and I understand that a meeting which will consider our proposal that whatever amount will be unquestionably due to us shall be paid over immediately is being held on November 8th.