§ 102. Mr. Rees-Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what stocks of rubber and other commodities looted by the Japanese from British possessions have been found in Japan; and what arrangements have been made for the restoration of these goods or for payment in compensation.
§ Mr. Mayhew
On the occupation of Japan about 10,000 tons of rubber were taken over. This was allocated by the Combined Rubber Committee to the United States of America. Of the 6,000 tons so far shipped to the United States, 2,652 tons have been identified as probably British and negotiations are proceeding for payment in compensation. About 10,000 tons of tin and 15,000 tons of lead were also found. Of 10,000 tons of lead so far shipped to the United States, 4,000 tons have been identified as of Burmese origin, and discussions as to its disposal are in progress. The tin has also been shipped to the United States for grading and identification, but I have no information as to the amount which has so far been identified as of British origin.