HC Deb 07 July 1915 vol 73 cc360-1
49. Mr. JOWETT

asked what is the intention of the Government in regard to the extent to which the Government will accept responsibility for damage caused by enemy air raids?

The MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Lloyd George)

I must refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on this subject yesterday.


asked whether representations have been made by many of the Metropolitan borough councils to the effect that, in view of the risk of damage to public and private buildings, in consequence of the War, which is not covered by ordinary insurance policy, it is desirable that the Government should be requested to consider the question of arranging a system of voluntary State insurance against such risks; and, if so, whether consideration has been given to those representations, and with what result?


asked whether His Majesty's Government are prepared to pay the cost of damage by aircraft to hospitals belonging to the Order of St. John or the British Red Cross Society, or any others in which wounded soldiers are received?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

Representations of the nature referred to have been received, and I hope to be able to make a statement very shortly on the establishment of a State scheme of insurance against aircraft damage.