52. Colonel Dower
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of the increasing number of builders carrying out major war damage repairs who insist on prompt periodic payment from their clients irrespective of the delay in recovering claims from the War Damage Commission, if he will take steps to ensure that the procedure by which interim payments may be obtained from the War Damage Commission will be simplified and details of wages and materials not demanded at frequent intervals.
§ Sir S. Cripps
As builders are well aware the War Damage Commission are prepared, where major war damage repairs are necessary, to agree beforehand the work to be done and the basis of contract, and, in such cases, instalment38W payments are made on receipt of a certificate by the claimant or his architect without detailed accounts