35. Brigadier Clarke
asked the President of the Board of Trade on what date he anticipates being able to pay compensation under the War Damage Act, 1943 (Part II Business Scheme), with further reference to the case of Mr. John Price which has been submitted to him separately.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
The 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. In the meantime claims are being paid in whole or in part where the Board of Trade are satisfied either that the replacement or repair of the goods is expedient in the public interest or that it is expedient to make payment in order to avoid undue hardship. I am writing to my hon. and gallant Friend about the claim of Mr. John Price.
Does my hon. and learned Friend appreciate that his answer will cause great pleasure, provided he gives the money to this gentleman?