Enemy Action Claim (MR. J. Duncan).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Sir John Pennefather Sir John Pennefather , Liverpool Kirkdale

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. James Duncan, of Kirkdale, Liverpool, who suffered loss of effects, value £32 10s., as a result of his ship being torpedoed in November, 1916, and who has consequently been kept waiting for settlement of his claim for nearly six years; and will he say how much more time is likely to elapse before this man can obtain a decision and settlement of compensation due to him?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Sir W, Mitchell-Thomson):

Mr. Duncan received £15 under the Board of Trade insurance scheme in respect of the loss in question. His claim for the balance will be dealt with by the Royal Commission on Compensation for Suffering and Damage by Enemy Action, together with other similar claims, but I am unable to say when an award will be made.