Turkey (British Claims).

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 24th July 1923.

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Photo of Sir Smedley Crooke Sir Smedley Crooke , Birmingham Deritend


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will explain the discrepancy between the present figure of the claims of British nationals against the Turkish Government, i e., £40,000,000, and the figure of £23,000,000 given by the then Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Overseas Trade on 21st February, 1921, to Mr. A. Baldwin Raper?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I have been asked to reply. The second figure referred to relates to claims by British nationals in respect of damage in Turkish territory during the Great War, while the first figure includes also the estimated damage caused to British nationals by Kemalist operations and the Smyrna fire.