§ Mr. Hirst
Would my right hon. Friend agree that that absolutely underlines the case which I have so often made and which I must make again—that the repayments are totally inadequate out of the orignal fund of £27½ million, and are undermining confidence in the Government with the matter going on year after year?
§ Mr. Heath
As I have explained before, the reason for the gap between the amount so far paid out and the total compensation is due to the many claims for desequestration which have still to be made and which can be met only as property is taken back by the owners, which is bound to take a certain amount of time.