HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 cc819-20
56. Sir W. Davison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the War Damage Commission will only supply one copy of Form No. C1, being a notification of damage pursuant to the provisions of Section 10 of the War Damage Act, 1941, to persons notifying them as to property damaged by enemy action, such form containing a large number of printed questions, all of which, with their answers, have to be copied out, involving applicants in considerable loss of time and expense; and will he instruct the Commission to send a duplicate for retention by the person making the claim?

Sir K. Wood

The limitation on the issue of Form C1is due to the need for economising paper, and I do not feel justified in asking the War Damage Commission to change their practice. The particulars asked for are simple matters of fact or opinion, and normally the retention of a copy of the form by the claimant should be unnecessary.

Sir W. Davison

Is my right hon. Friend aware that it saves no paper, because the person who receives the form has to use paper in making a copy, and also that a great deal of time and trouble are taken in copying out all the questions? Would it not be simpler to send two printed forms rather than put the applicant to the trouble and expense of copying it out?

Sir K. Wood

I could not agree that it is necessary to copy out the whole of the form.

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