An article from the 'Scarborough Mercury' 4th June, 1915 entitled "EAST COAST BOMBARDMENT - CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY - 6,473 CASES DISPOED OF." After the German bombardment of the east coast ports in 1914 the Government decided to cover the cost of any damage and to do this they set up the East Coast Raid Committee to assess claims forn compensation.
The East Coast Raid Committee, of which Lord Parmour is chairman, and the other members are Mr. A.J. Ram, K.C., and Mr. Robert Lewis, and of which Mr A.T. Lawrence is secretary, have submitted to the Treasury a third interim report disposing of the whole of the cases in which claims were made for damages to property at the Hartlepools, Scarborough, Whitby, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, and the Norfolk Coast, and Colchester.
The total number of properties in respect of which cliams were considered amounted to 6,473, each of which (with a few exceptions) involved a special investigation and report by the Committee's agents, and separate consideration by the Committee. Where necessary, the committee made a personal inspection of the damaged property.
The Committee's report on claims for personal damage at the above places is in an advanced state, and is likely to be presented in the course of a few days.