HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c991W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Shipping whether he is aware of the considerable inconvenience caused to owners of floating craft, which have been requisitioned for Government use, by the delay in payment of the accounts rendered by such owners; and whether he will cause investigation to be made and remedy the present state of affairs?

Sir J. Gilmour

The rapid extension of the work of my Department has caused some delay in the settlement of certain accounts, but the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that any arrears are overtaken as soon as possible.