§ Mr. GRITTEN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in 2266W the agreement with France for the compensation of War damage, dated 2nd August, 1929, it was arranged with the French Government in regard to French nationals who suffered War damage in this country that their claims, assessed according to the rules laid down by the Royal Commission for Compensation for Suffering and Damage from Enemy Action, should be paid in full or only according to an agreed scale of percentages; and whether British nationals in France are to be paid the whole amount of their assessments or only a proportion thereof?
§ Sir J. SIMON
Under the agreement with France for the compensation of War damage dated 2nd August, 1929, French nationals who suffered War damage in this country are to be compensated according to the conditions applied to British subjects by the Royal Commission on Compensation for Suffering and Damage by Enemy Action, and for particulars of these conditions I would refer my hon. Friend to the Reports of the Royal Commission, Cmd. 1798, paragraph 26 and Cmd. 2066, paragraph 18. Similarly, British nationals who suffered War damage in France are admitted to the benefit of the relevant French legislation. This consists mainly in the law of 17th April, 1919, which provides for the payment, in accordance with the arrangements prescribed in Part IV of the law, of compensation for war damage to property. The text of this law can be consulted on application to the Librarian, the Foreign Office.