§ Sir L. Lyle
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state the amount of war damage contributions; the amount expended in repairs to date; and whether there is any likelihood of reduction of these contributions in the near future.
§ Sir J. Anderson
Section 81 of the War Damage Act, 1943, provides that statements of payments and receipts for each financial year shall be laid before Parliament on or before 30th November next following the expiration of that year, and I would refer my hon. Friend to these statutory statements. In reply to the last part of the Question, it seems clear that the total payments to be made under Part I of the Act will exceed twice the yield of the contribution provided for in the Act, and I can hold out no hope of its reduction.