§ Mr. Speir
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether payments have been made to British subjects under Article 18 (a) of the Peace Treaty with Japan for loss or damage to property which arose before the existence of a state of war; what is the total amount of these payments to date; and what is the amount outstanding.
§ Mr. P. Thomas
Payments have been made to British subjects under Article 18 (a) of the Treaty of Peace with Japan. The total amount of payments up to date is £431,826 18s. 4d. The total amount remaining available is £68,173 1s. 8d. Some eligible claims remain to be paid.