§ Lieut.-Colonel CROFT
asked the Chief Secretary what steps have been taken with regard to payment of awards granted under the Criminal Injuries Acts of 1919 and 1920 to members of the Crown forces in Ireland; whether he is aware that there are numbers of such cases where no compensation has been received although awarded many months ago; and if he will take steps to ensure that a full and early payment of the awards is made?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
As I have already informed the House I hope to make a full statement on this subject at an early date. I would add, as regards the second part of the question. that substantial advances have been paid, except in about 20 cases, in respect of all decrees for personal injury to Crown servants made up to 31st December last.