HC Deb 26 July 1955 vol 544 cc114-5W
93. Mr. D. Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will now undertake to release 23021012 Signalman P. Carr, stationed in Hong Kong.

Mr. F. Maclean

I regret that I cannot meet the hon. Member's request for reasons which I explained to him in my letter of 1st July.

97. Mr. Gough

asked the Secretary of State for War why there has been such a long delay in paying Mr. H. T. C. Laker of 70A, Queen Street, Horsham, compensation for clearing unexploded bombs on his land; and whether he is further aware that Mr. Laker agreed the amount he would be prepared to accept as long ago as 8th February, 1955.

Mr. F. Maclean

This claim has a number of unusual features and other Government Departments have, therefore, had to be consulted. I regret the inconvenience caused to Mr. Laker by this delay and assure my hon. Friend that everything is being done to reach a very early settlement.

98. Mr. W. Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for War when he expects to receive the findings of the court of inquiry set up to inquire into the circumstances under which Trooper John Grant, 3rd King's Own Hussars, lost his life at Hamborn, Germany, on 12th July.

Mr. F. Maclean

At the end of this week. As promised in my letter of 21st July, I shall then write to the hon. Member.