§ 65. Mr. Awbery
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the claims for compensation arising out of the damage done by enemy action in Bristol in 1940 have not yet been met; and how soon the general payment of agreed claims of the Business Scheme under the War Damage Act. 1943, Part II, will be made.
§ Mr. Rhodes
I assume that my hon. Friend refers to claims under the Business Scheme provided for in Part II of the War Damage Act, 1943. Those claims have been paid in whole or in part where the Board of Trade have been satisfied that the replacement or repair of the goods was expedient in the public interest or that payment was necessary to avoid undue hardship; but no date for the general payment of the remainder has yet been fixed. As regards the second part of the Question, I regret that I am not able to name a date.