HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 c328W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of private individuals who have sc far received cost of works payments under the War Damage Act; and the aggregate amount paid to them up to the latest date for which the figures are available?

Sir K. Wood

The total number of individual temporary works and cost of works claims paid up to the 4th July, 1941, was 6,374, the aggregate amount involved being £102,661. These figures show that in the few weeks which have elapsed since the regional offices were opened, the Commission have made a definite start in paying claims under the Act. I fear that for reasons of public security I may not be able to give this kind of information in the future.