HC Deb 10 July 1959 vol 608 c163W
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.

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