§ Mr. KING
asked the total amount of damage done to the windows of private houses, shops, and offices in the course of the recent window-smashing raids in the West End of London; how much of the damage will fall on the owners of the windows and on insurance companies; and whether any sums towards repairing the damage have been obtained from persons charged?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I have no accurate information of the amount of damage done, but a rough estimate by the police puts the total at about £6,000. I do not know how much of this loss is covered by insurance, nor whether steps have yet been taken by any of the owners to recover from the persons who committed the damage.