HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 c77W
28. Mr. Hirst

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to announce a further distribution against claims made to the Foreign Compensation Commission for property and other assets of British nationals taken over by the Egyptian Government.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

Not yet. Claims are still being submitted. Moreover, claims for loss or damage to sequestrated property are only now beginning to come in, as British property is gradually released by the Egyptian authorities and returned to its owners. Where claims have been established, every effort is being made to ensure that the sums payable in the interim distribution are paid over at the earliest possible moment, in accordance with the terms of the relevant Orders in Council.