HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1619
52. Mr. H. GRITTEN

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the great majority of those injured by the bombardment of the Hartle pools on 16th December, 1914, and by subsequent air raids, are poor people and have received either very inadequate compensation or none at all, and in a number of instances have actually become chargeable to the guardians, the Government will without further delay advance compensation, instead of keeping their cases waiting indefinitely to be settled by a Reparation Commission or other authority to be constituted under the terms of Peace?

Mr. BALDWIN (Joint Financial Secretary to the Treasury)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by me, on 14th March last, to a question asked by the hon. Member for the Putney Division, Wandsworth. The Government is unable to adopt the suggestion contained in the last part of the question.


In view of that answer, I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House.

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