HC Deb 07 December 1922 vol 159 c2034W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the award of £353 for the use of the Penarth pier to the proprietors for its use and occupation during the years of the War; is he aware that the award has aroused considerable public indignation and has been referred to in the public Press as an insult and a scandal; and whether he will, under the circumstances, order an immediate rehearing of the case with a view to arriving at a more equitable decision?


I understand that the hon. Baronet refers to the award which has been made by the War Compensation Court in the exercise of their functions under the Indemnity Act, 1920. I do not propose to suggest to the Tribunal that a re-hearing of the case should take place, but I may remind the hon. Baronet that provision is made in the Indemnity Act for an appeal to the Court of Appeal upon any point of law.