HC Deb 18 January 1944 vol 396 c34
60. Lieut.-Colonel Dower

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the 28 days' period in which to appeal after the determination of a price for a value payment on bomb damaged houses will apply to owners and tenants engaged on National Service either overseas or in this country who, in consequence of such service, have neither the information or the facilities available to lodge an appeal within the specified time.

Sir J. Anderson

The War Damage (Appeals and References) Rules contain provisions enabling the time limit for an appeal against the War Damage Commission's determination of the amount of a value payment to be extended where there are reasonable grounds for granting such an extension. Extensions may be granted even though the application for the extension is not made until the ordinary time limit has already expired.

Lieut.-Colonel Dower

I hope my right hon. Friend will appreciate that in many cases these notifications do not reach personnel of the Services until after the period for appeal has expired?

Sir J. Anderson

And for that reason provision is made for an extension.