Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1991.

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Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon 12:00 am, 24th January 1991

I understand and sympathise with my hon. Friend's point. The problem is that the question of compensation was settled under the peace treaty with Japan which was signed in 1951. Under that treaty, Japan subsequently met her obligations. I fear that I must tell my hon. Friend that, much to my regret, the Government can take no further action.