HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 cc660-1W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has received any representations on the level of compensation paid to former Japanese prisoners of war; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

Yes. The question of compensation was dealt with in the 1951 treaty of peace with Japan. The total sum made available to the United Kingdom for compensation was £4,816,473, including £174,871 contributed by the Thai Government for work done on the Burma-Siam railway.