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War Damage Claims (Irregularities)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 22 March 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what procedure is followed in cases where members of the public wish to make representations that war damage claims have been wrongfully submitted to, and admitted by, the War Damage Commission; and if, to facilitate inquiry, the rule that information cannot be disclosed to anyone other than the owners of proprietary interests is relaxed in such cases.

The Commission always investigate cases where irregularity of the kind referred to is alleged. All information in the Commission's possession is made available to investigating officers, and in appropriate cases to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The Commission cannot undertake to disclose information to private individuals.