In view of the hardship caused to owner-occupiers by the operation of this, as well as other factors, will my right hon. Friend now say when he will be able to make a statement on the general settlement under the War Damage Act, which he foreshadowed last August?
That is rather a wider question than the one on the Paper, but, as I stated only a few days ago in reply-to another Question, we are working on this matter, and I hope it will not be long before a statement can be made.
Pending a decision in this matter, will my right hon. Friend reconsider the rate of interest to be repaid to owner-occupiers in the case of war damaged houses, in view of the fact that they have to pay a higher rate of interest?