HC Deb 06 April 1943 vol 388 cc500-1W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the regulations applicable to British troops exercising over arable land is effective so far as United States forces are concerned; what steps occupiers and owners can take to prevent damage; and whether the Claims Commission procedure is applied in such cases?

Sir J. Grigg

The United States authorities are responsible for the orders given in respect of the actual training over an area allocated to them for that purpose, but the British Claims Commission has furnished the United States Claims Commission with particulars of the steps which are normally taken to minimise damage during training. Arrangements have been made whereby owners and occupiers can submit claims for damage caused by training of United States forces to the British Claims Commission in the normal way. Claims should be submitted to the British district claims officer.