HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 c272W
Miss Eleanor Rathbone

asked the President of the Board of Trade, what steps should be taken by men serving in the Armed Forces to secure compensation for furniture destroyed or damaged by enemy action while stored with storage firms, or with relatives, or left with the firms where purchased and wholly or partly paid for?

Captain Waterhouse

Claims in respect of the chattels of men serving with the Armed Forces may be made either by the men themselves or by any person competent to act on their behalf, and reasonable extensions of time limits will be allowed to meet their special circumstances. Compensation will be payable wherever in the United Kingdom the chattels may be. The procedure is set out in an explanatory memorandum which will shortly be generally available; I am sending a copy to my hon. Friend.