HC Deb 17 February 1915 vol 69 c1109

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Government will offer facilities to property owners in Grimsby to insure at a reasonable premium their properties against damage by aircraft and bombardment, as mortgagors are requiring clients to insure against such risks and insurance companies are requiring premiums of £2 per cent.?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

As at present advised, the Government are not prepared to institute an insurance scheme of the kind referred to.

47. Mr. PETO

asked the Prime Minister out of what funds he intends to compensate sufferers through the bombardment of East Coast towns; and whether out of the same funds he will grant compensation to those captains, officers, and crews of merchant ships who through the operations of the War suffer in a similar way by the loss of the necessary effects and nautical instruments which they carry with them?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. Relief for damage caused by the raids which have already taken place will be given from Imperial funds. With regard to the latter part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to the Noble Lord the Member for Portsmouth on the 11th instant.