§ Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total outstanding of war damage claims at the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
War damage claims for cost of works payments are still being received at the rate of nearly 5,000 a week and at the beginning of November some 19,300 such claims, for about £5¼ million, were under examination. It is impossible to say how many more claims for cost of works payments will be received since such claims can only be made when work has been done. In addition some 8,500 value payments amounting to about £11 million were outstanding. There were also about 1,000 claims totalling some £650,000 outstanding under Part II of the Act. The total number of claims now deferred under the Business Scheme is 38,600 and the amount (excluding interest) about £41 million.