§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made by Her Majesty's Government of the psychological and economic effects upon the British citizens caught up in Kuwait and Iraq in August 1990 and subsequently held hostage by Iraq.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Following advertisements in the national press in October 1990, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been gathering information on loss, damage, or injury, including mental pain and anguish, suffered by British nationals and companies as a direct result of Iraq's unlawful invasion and occupation of Kuwait. The first submission of British claims will be made to the United Nations compensation commission in early August. The Maudsley and Middlesex hospitals have provided special counselling facilities.