HC Deb 28 February 1928 vol 214 cc239-40W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of imports and exports for the following articles for the years 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927, respectively: net silk stockings, artificial silk stockings, net silk scarves,

the ground that there was no material damage to the premises, seeing that Mr. Wandesforde is now unemployed and has an invalid wife and two children to support?


I regret that the answer must be in the negative. This gentleman's application for compensation was rejected in 1921 on the advice of the Royal Commission on Compensation for Suffering and Damage by Enemy Action, on the ground that the damage he suffered was outside the terms of Annex I to the Reparation part of the Treaty of Versailles. The Board of Trade have no authority to make any payments other than those recommended by the Royal Commission.