HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc927-8W

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that many persons in the United Kingdom whose property was commandeered during the War were told officially that an ex gratiâ application to the Defence of the Realm Losses Commisssion was their only remedy; and whether, seeing that this statement of the law has now been proved erroneous, he will consider the desirability of informing those whose applications were rejected by that Commission that the King's Courts are open for the re-hearing of their claims?


I understand that in some cases the advice referred to in the first part of the question was given in accordance with the view of the law which then prevailed. I will consider the sug- gestion contained in the second part of the question.