§ 78. Mr. GILLIS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the balance of a debt due from the Ministry of Munitions to Messrs. Woodhead Brothers, Leeds, still remains unpaid; and whether he will state the reason of the delay in the settlement of his claim?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hilton Young)
A claim was preferred by this firm arising out of a contract with the Ministry of Munitions. Acting under legal advice, the Ministry maintained that there was no claim in law, but the firm was offered, and accepted, a sum of £1,000 ex gratia in final satisfaction of the claim.