War Damage Payments

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons on 17th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of payments made by the War Damage Commission for the first half of the current financial year?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

No, Sir. The War Damage Act, 1941, provides that statements of such payments shall be prepared in relation to each financial year, and laid before Parliament on or before 30th November next following the expiration of that year. It would be contrary to the public interest to publish periodically more up-to-date figures relating to shorter periods.