HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 cc798-9

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the Government has decided to extend the terms of reference to the Irish Grants Committee to include claims for injuries received before 11th July, 1921, and subsequent to 12th May, 1923, for which no compensation, or inadequate compensation, has been awarded?


As regards the period prior to the 11th July, 1921, the arrangements in respect of compensation were settled in 1922, and His Majesty's Government in Great Britain are of opinion that their obligations in respect of such compensation have been adequately met. As regards the period after the 12th May, 1923, I informed the hon. and gallant Member for Basingstoke (Sir A. Holbrook) on the 23rd May last year, that if he was aware of any injuries originating after the 12th May, 1923, of such a kind as would otherwise come within the terms of reference to the Irish Grants Committee, I should be glad if he would send details to me. This is still the position.


If I can bring to the attention of the right hon. Gentleman any case where is was physically impossible for persons to register their claims with the previous Irish Grants Committee, will he consider allowing them now to put in a claim to the present Committee?


I am afraid we cannot go behind the pre-truce settlement of 1922, but, if my hon. Friend likes to send me any particulars, I will gladly look into the matter.