HC Deb 28 January 1941 vol 368 cc419-20
51. Sir H. Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention had been drawn to the complaints of the inadequacy of the compensation, and the delays in making payment, under the War Damage (Compensation) Act where property has been requisitioned in the national interest: and what steps he is proposing to take to remedy these complaints?

Sir K. Wood

I am assured by all Departments that they are making every effort to deal expeditiously with claims. It is common practice to make a payment on account when a settlement is delayed, and in particular when delay causes hardship. I do not think there is any ground for altering the basis of compensation. If my hon. Friend has any cases in mind I have no doubt that if he will bring them to the notice of the Department concerned, they will be promptly investigated.