HC Deb 13 March 1939 vol 345 cc41-2
77. Sir G. Mitcheson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the continued uneasiness in the building trade in respect of war risk insurance; and, in these circumstances, will he arrange to introduce the Bill to deal with this matter at the earliest possible moment?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Euan Wallace)

The proposals set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer' s statement of 31st January do not require legislation except as regards marine war risks and the insurance of certain classes of commodities on land. The preparation of the necessary legislation is being proceeded with.

Sir J. Mellon

Will the Financial Secretary ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he would make a fuller statement, outlining his proposals in greater detail?

Captain Wallace

I will certainly ask my right hon. Friend.

Mr. H. G. Williams

Is the Financial Secretary aware that this matter is still causing very grave uneasiness, and is responsible for much unemployment?

Captain Wallace

I do not think I can add to the very full statement which my right hon. Friend made in the House.

Mr. Williams

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that the uneasiness has continued since then?

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