asked the Minister of Works how many late claims for war damage have been met in the years 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954, respectively; and what were the total amounts involved in each year.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
I have been asked to reply.
The War Damage Commission have accepted notifications of damage year by year, as follows:
All years up to and including 1949 3,563,190 1950 3,528 1951 2,051 1952 895 1953 470 1954 (January to October) 177
Claims arising out of these notifications would not necessarily fall into the same years, as they would not become payable until the repairs had been carried out. The total amounts paid by the Commission have been:
All years up to and including £ 1949 856 million 1950 92 million 1951 72 million 1952 57 million 1953 38 million 1954 (January to October) 27 million
It is not possible to analyse these payments according to the dates of the notifications of damage. But nearly all the claims paid in recent years arose out of damage notified to the Commission several years before.