§ Major Dower
asked the Home Secretary what is the amount of balance in hand at present in the Westmorland compensation fund; and what number of licensed houses have been referred for compensation, what number extinguished, what amount has been claimed, and what sum has been paid in compensation since 1905 in Westmorland?
§ Sir S. Hoare
According to the last financial statement furnished to me by the compensation authority the balance in hand on the 31st December, 1936, was £716 17s. 4d., in addition to investments of a par value of £2,600. As regards the second part of the question, during the period 1905 to 1936 55 licences were referred to this authority and 42 were extinguished with compensation, the total amount of compensation paid being £23,276 17s. 2d. No information is available as to the amount of compensation claimed.