HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc412-3W

asked the Minister of Munitions, concerning the second explosion of munitions in process of manufacture in the same district, if he is aware that persons who have suffered financial loss through damage to property in both explosions have not yet received a penny of compensation; and if he will say what steps he is taking to deal with this grievance.


I am not aware that the facts are as stated in the question, and I am informed that all claims in respect of the first explosion received prompt attention, though in certain cases payment has not yet been made because the builders' accounts have not been received. If my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of any case in which he would like inquiry made, I will have it investigated. With regard to payment of compensation in respect of the second explosion, I beg to refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on the subject on the 5th instant to the hon. Member for the Spen Valley.