§ Mr. Drayson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, during the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister of Japan, the Government will discuss the question of pre-war claims of British nationals against the Japanese Government, with particular reference to those arising out of the China incident: and what is the amount outstanding of these particular claims.
§ Mr. R. Allan
The total of known claims presented or re-presented to the Japanese Government under Article 18 (a) of the Treaty of Peace with Japan amounts to approximately £1,000,000.
Organisation Period covered by grant Amount Source £ National Federation of Women's Institutes 1958–1959 3,000 Ministry of Education 1959 4,300 Development Fund Scottish Women's Rural Institutes 1958–1959 60 Scottish Education Department 1958–1959 2,750 Development Fund (two grants) year to 31.10.59 2,100 Townswomen's Guilds 1958–1959 4,000 Ministry of Education 1958–1959 815 Scottish Education Department
Grants were first paid by the Board of Agriculture to the National Federation of Women's Institutes in 1918–19 and to the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes in respect of the year commencing 1st November, 1922; and by the Education Departments to the Townswomen's Guilds in 1945–46.
There is no record of an Exchequer grant to the Women's Co-operative Guilds.