§ 7. Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the intention of the Government to deal with all cases of damage to persons and property sustained during the recent raids on East Coast towns, he will now take steps to investigate claims from masters, officers and men of the mercantile marine for compensation for loss of personal effects sustained through the capture, internment or sinking of their ships by the enemy?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which was given on the 1st March to the Noble Lord the Member for Portsmouth, of which I am sending him a copy. The scheme of insurance there referred to has been in operation since the 3rd March.