HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 c1435W
Captain Plugge

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the dissatisfaction of hotel-keepers with regard to the composition of the compensation forms sent to them and their complaints that this form is vague and inadequate, he will consider re-drafting the form and filling in a typical one for general information?

Captain Crookshank

I cannot agree that the prescribed forms are vague or inadequate for the purpose of claiming compensation payable in terms of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939. The forms have been drafted in plain language, to meet all the various classes of claim which it is open to the party to make under the Act. There is nothing, moreover, to prevent a claimant from amplifying his particulars of claim should he so wish. I do not think it practicable to issue a typical claim form, as suggested by the hon. and gallant Member, since each claim would necessarily depend on the facts of the particular case.

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