HC Deb 08 October 1940 vol 365 cc253-4
60. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the advertisements and circulars offering various insurances against war damage to property and effects; and whether he now proposes to provide some arrangement under State guarantee of reliability to relieve persons owning their own houses from being forced to undertake the risk of insuring with unknown and mushroom concerns in addition to the risks of loss through the action of war?

69. Major Milner

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is yet in a position to give details of the proposed scheme of insurance of property against enemy action?

70. Mr. Robert Gibson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, when framing provisions for the compensation to owners of houses damaged by enemy action, he will take steps to ensure that owners of other forms of capital are brought in as contributors to such a scheme?

Sir K. Wood

I would refer my hon. Friend the Member for Clackmannan and Eastern (Mr. Woodburn) to the Restriction of Advertisement (War Risks Insurance) Act, 1939, which imposes conditions in regard to the issue of circulars or the appearance of advertisements containing invitations to insure against war risks. With regard to the second part of his Question, and to the Questions standing in the names of my hon. Friends the Members for Leeds, South-East (Major Milner) and Greenock (Mr. Gibson), I would ask my hon. Friends to await the statement which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister will make on this subject to-day.