§ 60. Sir FRANK NELSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to the non-payment of certain accounts by the Surplus Stores Department in respect of the lease by the Office of Works of certain gravel pits near Stonehouse, Gloucestershire; whether he is aware that these accounts are some two years overdue and have long been passed for payment by an officer of the Government; if he will cause inquiries to be made as to the delay in settlement; and is he aware that the Department have not replied to many letters addressed to them on the subject by parties interested?
It is presumed that the hon. Member has in mind two small claims for rent and wayleaves which have now been paid. The delay in settlement, which is regretted, was due to a change of staff following reductions in establishment.