HC Deb 13 December 1946 vol 431 c299W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that Mr. W. T. Cuckney, 72, Old Road West, Gravesend, has been informed by the Regional War Damage Commissioner that responsibility for rebuilding his completely bombed house has been accepted by the War Damage Commission, subject to a payment of £170 by him, on the ground that the foundations of the original house do not conform with local by-laws subsequent to its erection; and under what authority this sum has been demanded.

Mr. Dalton

I am informed by the War Damage Commission that they have written to my hon. Friend, explaining that they have accepted liability for the full reasonable cost of making good the war damage to this house, but that they have no authority to pay for the work on the foundations which were not damaged.