HC Deb 01 April 1957 vol 568 cc10-1W
Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs by what lawful authority the Government have rejected in advance any claim for compensation from persons who knowingly enter those parts of the high seas, designated as danger areas, during the period of the British nuclear weapon tests.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

Her Majesty's Government have not rejected any such claims in advance. They have, on the contrary, said that any claims received for damage or loss said to have been incurred in connection with these tests, will be carefully examined, and that the attitude of Her Majesty's Government will depend on the facts of each particular case. This applies whatever the circumstances out of which the claim arises.