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Visiting Forces (Claims)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1954

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence what arrangements he is making under Section 9 of the Visiting Forces Act, 1952, to ensure that claims for personal injuries caused by members of visiting forces while on duty are duly met.

I circulated in HANSARD on 15th April the draft of a statement which my noble Friend proposes to publish as the Act requires. The 12th June, 1954, has now been fixed by Order in Council for the coming into operation of the Act, and the arrangements set out in the statement will enter into force from that date.