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Japanese Assets (Prisoner Of War)

Volume 527: debated on Monday 17 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will ensure that all former British prisoners of war, irrespective of their place of residence, will have their share of any second distribution of the proceeds of Japanese assets in the United Kingdom.

The qualification of residence in the United Kingdom was laid down by the last Government and followed by the present Government. My right hon. Friend is not at present convinced that any alteration is necessary