§ 88. Mr. WATT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there is a surplus at the present moment of the Aircraft Insurance Fund; if so, how much it is; and why claims on the fund by insurers are so contested by his Department; and are the ex-gratia allowances up to £500, paid to persons who pay no premiums, kept in a separate account from the amounts paid to those who have duly paid their premiums?
Sir A. STANLEY
It is not in the public interest at present to publish figures relating to the Government insurance scheme. The payments made under the air-raid compensation scheme are paid out of a separate account. If the hon. Member can furnish particulars of any 1727 cases in which he thinks claims under the insurance scheme have been unreasonably contested, I will have them investigated.