§ Mr. Neave
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) how many British nationals now living are involved in the present negotiations between his Department and the Federal German Government for compensation for their ill-treatment in concentration camps during the Second World War;
(2) when his Department expect to resume its negotiations with the Federal German Government for compensation for all British nationals who were illegally imprisoned in concentration camps during the Second World War.
§ Mr. Mathew
Negotiations concerning the payment of compensation for British victims of Nazi persecution were resumed on 3rd October and are still in progress. The next meeting is expected to take place on 18th February.
The present negotiations are concerned with defining the categories of British victims and the types of suffering to be included in an eventual Anglo-German Agreement on compensation. When these points have been determined, it will be possible to register British claims and thereby to establish the number of British subjects entitled to compensation under the Agreement. In this connection, would refer my hon. Friend to what my hon. Friend the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs told the House on 15th July, 1963.