§ 56. Mr. Stodart
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects have claims against the Moroccan Government for compensation for properties expropriated by them; what is the total sum claimed; how long it is since the claims were lodged; and why settlements of these claims have not been reached.
§ Mr. Foley
As far as I am aware, only four British subjects have claims against the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for compensation for properties expropriated by them. The total sum amounts to nearly £33,000.
The question of expropriations was first taken up with the Moroccan authorities by our Embassy in Rabat on 16th November, 1965; since then the Moroccan Government have frequently been reminded of their responsibilities in this matter. They have still not arrived at any decision on the procedure under which these claims will be dealt with.