HC Deb 20 February 1922 vol 150 cc1541-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the claim of Miss C. E. B. Matthews against the executors of the will of F. E. von Brincken (claim No. 16,943/1), lodged with the Clearing Office for Enemy Debts in January, 1921, and passed on to the German office in the following month, still remains unsettled; whether repeated representations to the German office have failed to elicit any reply; and whether any steps can be taken to expedite the payment of the claim?


The delay of the German clearing office in admitting Miss Matthews' claim appears to have been originally due to inability to trace the debtor at the address given by the claimant. A fresh address was furnished in September, 1921, and the claim has now been admitted in full by the German clearing office together with interest, and will be paid on the 15th of next month. Both the creditor and her solicitor were informed of this fact on the 9th instant.