HL Deb 01 July 1963 vol 251 cc639-40WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made towards the distribution of the sum made available to relieve comparative hardship among British owners of de-sequestrated property in the United Arab Republic.


The Egyptian Grants Committee, whose constitution I announced in the House on February 7, has received a number of applications for these grants and has made a preliminary examination of them. It now appears, however, that a number of potential applicants may well have been unable, for various reasons, to complete their applications before the terminal date of July 1. It has therefore been decided to extend the time limit for applications for grants out of the £2½ million funds up to September 1, 1963, No application that is not received in completed and definitive form by that date will be considered by the Committee; and no further extension of the time limit is contemplated.

This time limit does not apply to applications for grants out of the £500,000 fund allocated for assistance towards the settlement of agents' charges.

House adjourned at twenty-two minutes past ten o'clock.