§ Major COURTHOPE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that a considerable sum of money is due to the Crowborough District Water Company for water supplied to the camps at Crowborough since the outbreak of war, in respect of which no substantial payment on account has yet been made; and, seeing that the postponement of payment is placing the company in a position of difficulty, whether he will order payment to be made forthwith for the water supplied?1737W
§ Mr. FORSTER
As satisfactory terms for the supply of water by this company could not be arranged, it became necessary to exercise compulsory powers. Pending decision of the case by the Defence of the Realm Losses Commission, advances on account have been made to such an extent as seemed justifiable.