asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the amount the Treasury has received, to date, in war damage contributions; the amount paid out in claims; the approximate amount required to meet outstanding claims; and whether it is now possible to reduce the scale of contributions.
§ Sir J. Anderson
Statements of receipts and payments for each financial year are laid before Parliament in accordance with the War Damage Act on or before 31st November next following the expiration of that year. I am not in a position to make a reliable estimate of the amount required to meet outstanding claims. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative.