§ 31. Captain Duncan
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any persons or firms in Malaya have yet received compensation in respect of war losses from His Majesty's Government; and, if not, when payments will begin.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
Interim payment of war damage compensation under the Malayan War Damage Compensation scheme started on 18th March.
§ Mr. W. Fletcher
Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether, in the distribution of these funds, nearly £20 million of which are provided by the taxpayer here, the directives as to their use sent out by the Colonial Office will be followed closely by the local agencies responsible for their allocation and distribution?