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Occupied Enemy Territory (Land Expropriation)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on what principle or provision of international law any Government or Governments of the United Nations purport to recast social or economic arrangements on enemy territory under military occupation, for instance, by expropriating land, with or without compensation.

My right hon. Friend is unaware that any Government of a United Nation is recasting social or economic arrangements in enemy territory under military occupation, by expropriating land. Apart from the expropriation of land, I do not understand what action by United Nation Governments the hon. Member has in mind; if he has other specific matters upon which he wishes answers, perhaps he would give notice of them.