HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc365-6W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that premises known as Clovelly, in South Cliff Drive, Herne Bay, was let, on agreement with the Secretary of State for War, on terms providing that compensation should be paid to the owner for all damage except fair wear and tear; that, on the departure of the troops, the property was surveyed and, although the actual cost of repairs necessitated by the military occupation exceeds £120, a sum of £28 only was claimed under the agreement, but that the sum offered in settlement by the quartering Department amounted to £11 2s.; if he is aware that No. 2, Langton Villas, in the same locality, was let on a similar agreement and that in this case the amount claimed as damage was £40 whereas the quartering Department offered £16 in settlement; and whether he will give instructions that in both cases the terms of the agreement shall be carried out without delay by payment of the amount found due for damage to the premises?


I am making inquiries, and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.