HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 c1819W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that many doctors on joining the Armed Forces in 1939 lost their practices, which, in many cases, they had purchased with the aid of loans, charges upon which they have to meet out of Service pay; and if he will give an assurance that in such cases compensation will be paid after the war equal to the pre-war value of their practices.

Sir J. Anderson

I have been asked to reply. Losses of this nature affecting many different sections of the community are among the distressing consequences of a war such as that in which we are now engaged, and I clearly could not single out one particular class of case for exceptional treatment in the manner proposed.