§ Mr. Mayhew
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what action he proposes to take to secure the early payment by the Government of Pakistan of the provident fund claim of Major L. Newman, 94, Chestnut Rise, Plumstead, S.E.18.
§ Mr. Alport
The great delay in the settlement of Major Newman's just claim is due to a difference of view between the Indian and Pakistan Governments as to which of them is liable for payment. My noble Friend will continue to do everything possible by representations to the authorities concerned, to hasten a settlement. I am writing to the hon. Member about this case.