§ MR. WHITLEY (Halifax)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the estimated loss incurred by the fire in the military stores at Bloemfontein in the last week of January, and is the loss covered by insurance?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD - FORSTER, Belfast, W.)
The approximate loss sustained by the fire mentioned in the Question is £26,000, and the loss is not covered by any insurance. As the hon. Member is aware, in these matters the Government takes its own risks.