§ 58. Colonel DAY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if his attention has been drawn to the letter addressed to the Treasury Solicitor's Department by Captain John Ball; whether he is aware that a valuable exhibit belonging to Captain Ball, and on loan to a museum without charge, has been seized by agents of the Official Receiver; and whether, in view of Captain Ball's service in the loyal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force, he will accede to the request of this ex-officer that the matter of dispute be settled by compromise?
I have been asked to reply. I am aware of the circumstances referred to in the first two parts of the question, but I regret that I am unable to accede to the request contained in the last part.