asked the Prime Minister if he will issue instructions that in cases where more than one Department is concerned with a derequisitioning situation, one Department be given power to make a final settlement for all of them, to prevent the delays now sometimes occurring.
I have been asked to reply. Where several Departments have liabilities under the Compensation (Defence) Act they are frequently negotiated as a whole. This is however not always possible and if the hon. Member will send my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister particulars of the cases he has in mind he will have them examined.