§ Sir L. Lyle
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether in meeting claims for damage to bombed property, especially where a cost of works payment is allowable, the War Damage Commission will give priority to cases of hardship in which the claimant is elderly and derives his or her means of livelihood from the property.
§ Mr. Assheton
Cost of works payments are made within a few weeks of the execution of the works and the submission of the claim. As regards value payments, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. W. J. Brown) on 3rd October last.