HC Deb 31 December 1916 vol 88 cc1635-6
46. Mr. FELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will reconsider the question of making the payment for damage to private property from enemy ships and aircraft a national charge, so that the localities not affected should bear their share of the loss suffered by the less fortunately situated places, particularly having regard to the fact that the increased prosperity of the places not affected is largely owing to the misfortunes of the places affected?


No. Sir. This question has been very carefully examined, and I am not prepared to reconsider it.