§ Mr. Gledhill
asked the First Commissioner of Works when the hotels requisitioned in various parts of the country and not now required are to be handed back to their owners and compensation paid?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
With reference to the first part of my hon. Friend's question, I would refer him to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Kirkdale (Sir R. Rankin) on 30th November. Compensation is payable in accordance with the terms of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939. Claim forms have been sent to the hotel proprietors, and on receipt of the formal claims, I am, as I have already announced, prepared to make payments on account in appropriate cases without prejudice to a final settlement.