§ 4. Mr. Shepherd
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the total income received and the total payments made in respect of Part II of the War Damage Chattels Act, 1942.
Mr. H. Wilson
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Shepherd
Is it not a fact that a great number of people are now waiting for payments under this scheme? If there is a surplus, as I believe there is, why should these people continue to wait for payments due to them?
I have answered questions about the delay of payments under this scheme on a number of occasions.
§ Following is the answer:
|WAR DAMAGE ACT, 1943 (PART II)|
|Business and Private Chattels Schemes|
|Statement of total receipts and payments made to 30th September, 1950|
|Business Scheme||Private Chattels Scheme||Total|
|(a) These receipts do not include salvage requisitioned and sold by other Government Departments, which would have been accounted for direct by those Departments.|
|(b) In addition to claims paid, amounts totalling £269,114 have been discharged by the Board of Trade by way of "set-off" against loans made to Business Scheme claimants by other Government Departments.|
|(c) Not including deferred payments to a total of £40.86 million and interest thereon.|