HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 cc145-6W
64. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is satisfied that a payment of £375,000 out of the Crown Nominee Account to the Exchequer in 1959 as compared with the payment of £77,249 in grants represents a fair distribution of estates escheated to the Crown; and if he will make a statement.

Sir E. Boyle

Yes, claims for grants from estates falling to the Crown as bona vacantia are made only in a small proportion of cases. I am satisfied that the long established practice which governs the exercise of the Royal Bounty in these cases works fairly.

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