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Japan (Reparations)

Volume 465: debated on Monday 16 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present attitude of His Majesty's Government with regard to the payment of reparations by Japan.

The statement on this subject made in the Far Eastern Commission on 12th May by the United States representative is at present being studied and I am not yet in a position to comment.

Do I understand that the statement was issued in the United States without any previous consultation with the British Government?