HC Deb 22 November 1916 vol 87 cc1417-8
64 and 65. Mr. FELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he can state the percentage of the amount of damage by air or sea raid of premises which have been insured compared with the premises damaged but not insured; and if a report on the working of the aircraft insurance scheme of the Government will be presented shortly; and (2) if the Government has a considerable sum of money in hand on account of the Government aircraft insurance scheme; and if it is proposed to reduce the rates for insurance in consequence in the near future?


It is not possible to estimate what percentage of the property damaged by hostile aircraft or bombardment was insured and what percentage was not insured, and I do not think the time has yet come for publishing the accounts of the Government aircraft insurance scheme. The question whether any alteration should be made in the rate of premium charged is under consideration.


Is it not possible to say whether the larger part of the premises destroyed or injured by these raids are insured or not?


We have the particulars of the insured premises which are injured, but not necessarily all the particulars of the non-insured premises.

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