War Damage Claims

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1949.

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Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton 12:00 am, 12th April 1949

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to announce the number of war damage claims that have been rejected on the grounds alone that they were received too late.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

The position is still as stated in the answer given on 15th February to my hon. Friend the Member for West Leicester (Mr. Janner).

Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton

But is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that since a recent Debate on a Private Member's Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Southampton (Mr. Morley), I have received another additional 100 cases from the City of Plymouth alone; and would not he agree that in order that the House may consider this matter adequately, the War Damage Commission should make the information for which this Question asks available to the House?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

They cannot make it available because they have not got it, I am afraid.