HC Deb 17 May 1928 vol 217 cc1240-1W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Commission on Compensation for War Damages has decided on the claims made by the Colonies; and if an amount will be paid to the men of the Maltese sea service who suffered war damage, seeing that their families are in great distress?


Colonial claims are not a matter for the Commission, though they are being assessed on the same principles. When the assessment is complete—and it should be very shortly—the question ofex-gratia grants to individual claimants will be considered. In the meantime, I regret that it is not possible to make advances on account.