HC Deb 07 February 1962 vol 653 cc63-4W
76. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to obtain compensation for British subjects whose homes have been looted by United Nations forces in Elisabethville, and who, as a result, have been left destitute and are being financed by the British Council.

Mr. Godber

Her Majesty's Consul has reported that 14 British subjects have had their properties pillaged, although it is not clear by whom. In addition six British properties have been occupied by United Nations troops. I have had no reports that any British subject has been left destitute. The question of responsibility for any losses is under consideration. When this has been determined, a decision as to any further steps will be taken.