HC Deb 02 March 1943 vol 387 cc502-3

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

Mr. Messer (Tottenham, South)

I should like to ask if there is any room for misunderstanding in regard to date. A complaint may be made at any time within 12 months of the matter of the complaint arising. Is there any room for misunderstanding as to when the complaint first arose and for it to be out-dated as a consequence?

Mr. T. Williams

My impression is that in this case the law as it stands at present requires us to claim recovery of expenses incurred in making good defaults under Defence Regulations within six months. To avoid any possible hardship the time is merely being extended to 12 months.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 12 and 13 ordered to stand part of the Bill.