The negotiations have been continuing for some time. The Indonesian Government have given first priority to claims for resumption of control over estates. All major British claims for the return of estates have now been settled. The last British firm concerned, Anglo-Indonesian Plantations Ltd., signed an agreement with the Indonesian Government on 18th November. I will be happy to publish figures of aid in the Official Report.
Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that the development of backward countries depends to a great degree on the extent that they inspire confidence in individual traders and investors and that the way in which, in Tanzania and various other countries, assets have been expropriated without compensation does little good to the developing countries?