HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 c217W
Mr. Odey

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) when it is proposed to pay compensation for business chattels insured under Part II of the War Damage Act, 1943;

(2) whether it is proposed, under Part II of the War Damage Act, 1943, to apply the same uplift of 50 per cent. to the compensation for business chattels as has already been paid for private chattels.

Mr. H. Wilson

As regards the date of payment of claims under the Business Scheme, I cannot at present add to the answer given on 7th December last to my hon. Friend the Member for Central Bristol (Mr. Awbery) except to observe that more than £39 million has already been paid in respect of these claims. It is not the intention of the Government as at present advised to increase the compensation payable under the Business Scheme.