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Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what recent discussions have taken place with the Ugandan Government concerning the assets left by Ugandan Asians when forced to leave Uganda; and if he will make a statement.

The question of assets left by United Kingdom citizens in Uganda has been raised with the Ugandan authorities on several occasions. The Ugandan Government have undertaken to set up a Compensation Commission to deal with claims, and the Minister of Finance has given assurances that the necessary legislation will be tabled by the end of February.