Ministry of Munitions (Claim).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1922.

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Photo of Mr William Gillis Mr William Gillis , Penistone


asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the balance of a debt due from the Ministry of Munitions to Messrs. Woodhead Brothers, Leeds, still remains unpaid; and whether he will state the reason of the delay in the settlement of his claim?

Photo of Mr Edward Young Mr Edward Young , Norwich

A claim was preferred by this firm arising out of a contract with the Ministry of Munitions. Acting under legal advice, the Ministry maintained that there was no claim in law, but the firm was offered, and accepted, a sum of £1,000 ex gratia in final satisfaction of the claim.