Oral Answers to Questions — Nicaragua (British Claims).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 14th July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Camberwell Peckham

Between February, 1930, and February, 1931, the Nicaraguan Claims Commission adjudicated some 3,600 claims arising out of the disturbances which began in the civil war of 1925. Most of these claims were quite small, but my right hon. Friend has no information as to how many of them were by British subjects. The amount of compensation paid was about £34,000, or approximately 12 per cent. of the total amount claimed. All the records of the Commission were lost in the recent earthquake, and it is uncertain when its work will be able to be resumed.