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Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt (British Subjects' Assets)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th April 1957.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Fraser Mr Hugh Fraser , Stafford and Stone 12:00 am, 11th April 1957

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now announce Her Majesty's Government's policy for financial restitution to some 2,500 British subjects, who having been expelled from Egypt have suffered a total loss of assets in that country, and for whom Her Majesty's Government has so far been able to do nothing except at subsistence level.

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

It is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to secure from the Egyptian Government restoration of those assets in full, or alternatively complete compensation. The Foreign Office is collecting information about these assets and expects that this task will be complete in about four or five weeks.

Photo of Mr Hugh Fraser Mr Hugh Fraser , Stafford and Stone

I thank my right hon. Friend very much for that Answer.