HC Deb 12 August 1947 vol 441 c2262
41. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Works if he will now supply the agents of Aldenham House, requisitioned for the B.B.C., with the details of the difference in offer of compensation or claim under 21B, which have been asked for, without result, over a long period.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works (Mr. Durbin)

The matter has been referred by the claimants as a dispute to the General Claims Tribunal for decision as to the amount of compensation properly payable under Section 2 (i) (b) of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939. The Ministry have filed the answer to the claim, and if the sum offered in the answer is not accepted, then the case will proceed to a hearing before the General Claims Tribunal.

Sir J. Lucas

Without expressing any opinion as to the validity or otherwise of the claim, in view of the fact that the offer is only about 25 per cent. of the claim, and that the claim and the details were made by a famous and reputable firm, surely details of the differences should be supplied?

Mr. Durbin

The information will be made available by the Treasury Solicitors to the claimants' solicitors.