British Subjects (Claims)

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1948.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker , Banbury 12:00 am, 16th June 1948

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total amount of claims for compensation for loss or damage to property in Palestine submitted in accordance with the Palestine Government Notice No. 1520 of 16th May, 1947; and the total amount of claims made by British subjects.

Mr. Creech Jones:

The records of claims were retained in the offices of the District Commissioners in Palestine and the information requested is not available; no separate records of claims made by British subjects were kept. Arrangements will shortly be announced for the guidance of British subjects wishing to register claims for loss or damage.

Photo of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker , Banbury

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what funds are available from the Government of Palestine to make payment in respect of claims submitted under Government Notice No. 1520 of 16th May, 1947; and whether funds will be made available from the British Treasury for that purpose.

Mr. Creech Jones:

No Palestine Government funds are available, nor, as my hon. Friend stated in reply to the hon. Member for Lonsdale (Sir I. Fraser) on 5th May, will any compensation be paid by His Majesty's Government.