HC Deb 01 March 1922 vol 151 cc425-6W

asked the Attorney-General whether, in order to secure the right of appeal granted by the Indemnity Act on a point of law to any person aggrieved by any direction or determination of the War Compensation Court, and in view of the practice of the Court in refusing either to allocate compensation between the separate items of claim or to give reasons for its judgment in effect deprives applicants to this right of appeal, he will make rules requiring compensation to be so allocated and reasons given?


The principles upon which compensation is assessed by the War Compensation Court are set out in the Indemnity Act, 1920, and it is not proposed to make rules as suggested by the hon. Member. I am informed that where the claimant has indicated that he would wish for a reasoned judgment in view of questions of law raised by the claim, the Court has acceded to the request. I cannot, therefore, accept the allegations contained in the hon. Member's question.

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