§ 40. Sir E. CARSON
asked the Attorney-General if he could state, as promised, the amount of the claims which up to this date have been presented to the Prize Committee instituted by the Government?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir John Simon)
The total amount of the claims sent in for the consideration of the Prize Claims Committee up to 1st May is £223,295 10s. 9½d. The total amount of the claims which it is estimated would be recommended for allowance by the Committee is about £103,000, i.e., at a rough estimate, about 2.7 per cent. of the total estimated value of condemned ships and cargoes. The total amount which it is estimated would be recommended for allowance by the Committee in respect of claims made against ships which have been condemned is about £34,033, i.e., about 2.6 per cent. of the total estimated value of such ships.
§ Mr. R. McNEILL
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any claims that have been received or recommended for allowance come from alien firms?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The only claims that can be considered are claims made by British or neutral countries.