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Albania (Corfu Case)

Volume 465: debated on Monday 23 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he expects the International Court of Justice to announce the assessment of the amount of compensation due from Albania to the United Kingdom.

Under the order of the Court issued at the same time as its judgment in the Corfu case, the Court ordered the delivery of three further written pleadings on the question of the amount of damages, the last pleading to be delivered by Albania on 25th August. While my right hon. Friend can naturally not predict the exact moment at which the Court will deliver its decision on the amount of damages, he is advised that this decision will probably be given, even allowing for the Court's summer vacation, soon after the close of the written pleadings.

How much does my hon. Friend expect to realise of any amount which is assessed?