HC Deb 15 March 1922 vol 151 cc2211-2W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the period within which the£100,000 allocated to be used for compensation to the sufferers from air raids during the War in the most necessitous cases will be distributed; and whether the case of Mr. Robert Pilgrim, nurseryman, of Brain-tree, Essex, whose premises were destroyed six years ago in an air raid, can now be favourably considered, the application having been made by Mr. Pilgrim to the Board of Trade Department shortly after injury and again on 20th May, 1920, in accordance with the promise made to this House by the Prime Minister that all suffering by air raids would be compensated?


The sum of£100,000 is the estimated amount required to meet awards by the Royal Commission, presided over by Lord Sumner, up to 31st March and a further sum of£4,900,000 is being provided for 1922–23. Individual cases are a matter for the Royal Commission.

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