asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that a credit balance of £139 was paid to the Treasury by the Official Receiver 1738W on 5th July, 1914, being the balance remaining after payment in full of all creditors on the estate of Mr. J. P. Wicks, now of 13, North Hill, Colchester, and that delay has occurred in the payment of this sum to Mr. Wicks; and whether he will take steps to expedite the matter?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I have been asked to reply. The facts are not correctly stated in my hon. Friend's question. The sum of £139 was the amount of certain dividends payable by the estate of Mr. J. P. Wicks to a company which had been dissolved and these dividends therefore belonged to the Crown asbond vacantia. Mr. Wicks is not entitled to payment of the amount in question.