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Goods For Persia (Requisitioning Compensation)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade why, in the current estimates, a sum of £325,000 has been provided in connection with compensation for requisitioning and delaying goods destined for Persia.

This sum is in respect of compensation for consignments of sugar and rail equipment which were requisitioned by the previous Government when the goods were on their way to Persia in September, 1951.