HC Deb 22 July 1924 vol 176 cc1137-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that damage due to an air raid to the property of Mr. Harry Kirk, of 12, Kelvin Street, Hull, was assessed by a police report at £54; that the Reparations Claims Department assert that Mr. Kirk has already received £54 from the "Daily News" Fund and £71 8s. 2d. from the East Coast Raids Committee, whereas he has received £40 only from the "Daily News" Fund and nothing from the East Coast Raids Committee; and whether he will make inquiries to discover by whom the amounts mentioned were actually received, and allow Mr. Kirk to put forward a claim for further compensation for damage done to his property?


I am having inquiries made into this matter, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member.

Lieut.-Colonel L. WARD

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is the intention of the Government to make any further compensation to the sufferers from enemy action, as in many cases the amount hitherto paid has been inadequate?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which the Financial Secretary to the Treasury gave to the right hon. and learned Member for Cambridge University (Mr. Rawlinson) on 23rd June, a copy of which I am sending him.