HC Deb 13 November 1940 vol 365 c1687
18. Mr. Pearson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production what progress is being made in the settling of claims for compensation of firms in the West Country whose factories have been requisitioned by the Ministry of Aircraft Production; and whether it is possible to make a payment on account where a full settlement will take a long time?

Colonel Llewellin

The claims received include matters for which compensation is not payable under the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, but where the need to eliminate such items causes delay in final settlement, arrangements have been made for payment on account.

Mr. Simmonds

Would my hon. and gallant Friend bear in mind that many of the companies that have been requisitioned have shown great public spirit in assisting other companies which have taken the factories over, and will he, therefore, pay great attention to those claims?

Colonel Llewellin

I fully endorse what my hon. Friend has said, and I certainly agree with what he suggests.