§ Mr. CECIL WILSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in eases where ships which are sold in order to be broken up are moved from one place to another, any inspection is made by his.1704W
first category of claimants are in fact paid by the Irish Inland Revenue Department?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
I have been asked to reply. There is no foundation for the suggestion made in the first two parts of the question, that any different principles are observed by the Compensation (Ireland) Commission, or whether both the British and the Irish Free State Governments are represented, in dealing with claims by those who supported His Majesty's Government prior to the truce and by those who opposed His Majesty's Government. In reply to the third part of the question, refund of the British Government's liability in respect of such awards is only made to the Free State Government after payment of the awards has actually been made by that Government, and I am in a position to state that payment of the awards by the Free State Government follows closely upon the issue of the awards by the Commission. If, however, the right hon. Member will bring to my notice any individual cases in which there appears to have been undue delay in the payment of an award, I shall be happy to investigate them.