§ 52. Sir J. Mellor
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the General Claims Tribunal, constituted under the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, has yet given an interpretation of the scope of Section 2 (1) (d) of that Act, and, in particular, whether it applies to a loss on sale of stock from requisitioned premises when no storage space is available; and whether he will try to arrange, at the first opportunity, for the issue to be stated to the High Court in the form of a special case by the tribunal?
§ Sir K. Wood
I understand that the tribunal has given no general interpretation of the scope of Section 2 (1, d) of the Compensation (Defence) Act, and the particular point which may hon. Friend raises has not, so far as I know, ever been referred to it. It is open to any claimant to ask the tribunal to state in the form of a special case for the opinion of the High Court any question of law arising in the course of the proceedings.