§ Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the occupiers and owners of houses and land commandeered in connection with the provision of the shipyards at Chepstow, Port-bury, and Beachley have been paid the sums agreed upon as compensation; if not, what is the cause of the delay; and when will payment be made?
§ Colonel L. WILSON
I have been asked to reply. Where claims for compensation by owners of land and houses commandeered in connection with the national shipyards have been agreed, the amounts are already paid, or, in some few cases, are in train for payment. There are a few claims which yet remain to be dealt with, but negotations are proceeding, and it is hoped that they will be settled within the next month.