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Foreign Compensation Act 1969

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2Amendments of Foreign Compensation Act 1950.

(1)The powers conferred by section 3 of the Foreign Compensation Act 1950 (claims to, and distribution of, compensation paid by foreign governments) shall be exercisable if Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom enter into or contemplate an agreement with the government of any other country (whether foreign or not) providing for the payment of compensation by the latter government; and accordingly in that section for the words " any foreign country" there shall be substituted the words

any other country.

(2)An Order in Council under the said section 3 may make the like provision with respect to money paid to the Foreign Compensation Commission by virtue of section 1(3) or (4) above as may be made by any such Order in relation to sums paid to Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom by way of compensation by the government of any other country under an agreement between the two governments.

(3)An Order in Council may be made under the said section 3 not only in the circumstances therein mentioned, but also if it appears to Her Majesty expedient to provide, in case agreement is reached between Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and the government of any other country for the payment of compensation by the latter, for the registration, investigation and determination of claims to such compensation.

(4)Section 2(3) of the Foreign Compensation Act 1950 (appointment by Commonwealth governments of additional members of the Foreign Compensation Commission for the purpose of determining claims to compensation paid by the Governments of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia) shall cease to have effect.

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