HC Deb 03 July 1952 vol 503 c614
30. Brigadier Clarke

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he anticipates being able to commence the payment of compensation under the War Damage Act, 1943, Part II, Business Scheme.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I cannot at present add to the statement which was made in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend's Question on 27th May.

Brigadier Clarke

Is my right hon. Friend aware that a constituent of mine is unable to re-start his business because he cannot get paid under this scheme, and alternatively, that he has been told that if he starts his business he can get the money?

Mr. Thorneycroft

As my hon. and gallant Friend is probably aware, a general settlement of these claims must await the fixing of a date by the Treasury under Section 85 (1) of the War Damage Act, 1943.