§ MR. W. H. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will indicate the mode by which compensation will be made to the tradesmen who were sufferers in the not of the 8th instant, for the destruction and robbery to which they were exposed from no fault of their own?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. CHILDERS)
In reply to the right hon. Gentleman, I have to say that a Bill has been drafted, and will be introduced immediately, enacting that such compensation as seems just shall be provided out of the Metropolitan Police Fund to those who have suffered loss through the riots on the 8th of February. The various claims will be inquired into by the Receiver of Police; and in the event of dispute an arbitrator will be appointed to decide upon the claims. I hope to be able to introduce the Bill tomorrow.
asked, whether the right hon. Gentleman would include in the Bill the case of persons whose property was destroyed at the late General Election?