No, Sir. As the House has been informed, this matter has been the subject of representations to the Federal Government by the Allied High Commission. These representations will be the subject of official talks with the Federal Government which open next week. I shall keep my hon. and gallant Friend informed.
Will my hon. Friend also investigate the position of those members of the various underground movements, because information reaching me is that recent interpretation of the 1953 law appears to exclude them from any benefit?
I think that if the hon. Gentleman refers to replies given by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Melton (Mr. Nutting), on 21st July, he will see that the Government are fully alive to this problem and the difficulties and delays that have taken place. Talks are now proceeding.