HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc683-4
95. Mr. Higgs

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the delay that is taking place in making payment of admitted claims for commodities destroyed by enemy action; and will he see that prompt settlement is made forthwith?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Major Lloyd George)

Special measures have been taken to minimise delay in dealing with claims under the Commodity Insurance Scheme, and there has been a substantial and satisfactory increase in the output in recent weeks. I shall be glad to examine any cases of serious delay my hon. Friend has in mind to see whether further improvement can be effected.