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War Damage (Business Scheme)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now say when he proposes to settle claims under War Damage Act, 1943, Part II; and if these claims will be paid out on the same basis as those already made for personal effects and total loss claims for buildings.

I would refer the hon. Member to the answers given to my hon. Friend the Member for Central Bristol (Mr. Awbery) on 7th December last and the hon. Member for Howdenshire (Mr. Odey) on 1st February, copies of which I am sending him.


asked the President of the Board of Trade to state the cause of the delay in the payment of claims for war damage to traders' stocks; and what is being done to remedy this delay.

Stocks were insurable against war damage under Part II of the War Risks Insurance Act, 1939. All claims of this class, aggregating £117 million, have been paid.