§ 47. Sir E. CECIL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the whole or any part of the £5,000,000 to be provided by Germany as compensation for suffering and damage by enemy action in the late War has yet been received; whether the Royal Commission appointed to make recommendations as to the distribution 548 of this sum has yet begun its work; and what steps are being taken to hasten a settlement of these claims?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Sir Robert Horne)
I would refer my right hon. Friend to the answer given in reply to a similar question by the hon. and gallant Member for the Hexham Division (Major D. C. Brown) on the 14th February last.
§ Brigadier-General COLVIN
Will the right hon. Gentleman say if no compensation will be granted for enemy damage until the £5,000,000 has been received?
§ Sir R. HORNE
We have taken into consideration the anticipation of payments in the course of the next financial year.