HC Deb 12 March 1919 vol 113 cc1278-9
56. Major WHELER

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have instructed those insurance companies who have acted as their agents in carrying out schemes of insurance against hostile aircraft that no refund of any portion of the yearly premiums paid is to be made, so that boards of guardians and other local bodies who took out yearly insurance policies last autumn can get no refund though all danger ceased on 11th November?


I have been asked to answer this question. I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Dartford on the 18th February, of which I am sending him a copy.


May I ask the Leader of the House whether, in the event of the large fund which has been handed over to the Treasury by these insurance companies since the signing of the Armistice not being required to meet the remote risks now existing, he will earmark the fund for the special benefit of sufferers from hostile air raids?


I am afraid I must ask for notice of that question.