HC Deb 24 January 1961 vol 633 c18
30. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will make a further statement on developments in the financial aspects of the flood situation in the West Country.

Mr. Brooke

Contributions to flood relief funds in the West Country amount to £128,000, and continue to be received. Exchequer payments on account totalling £160,000 have been made to these funds. Payment of claims is proceeding steadily.

Mr. Hayman

While thanking the Minister for that information, may I ask whether he can give any indication of the amount of the claims still outstanding?

Mr. Brooke

No, Sir. Indeed, a few claims are still coming in.