HC Deb 05 August 1941 vol 373 c1791
63. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that insurance companies are refusing to issue policies covering third-party risks in respect of damage or injury to the public due to defective house or business property arising out of war damage; and whether provision will be made by the Government to cover such contingencies?

Major Sir James Edmondson (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. In view of the compensation which may be paid under the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme in respect of war injuries as defined in the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1939, and the relief from liability to third parties which is conferred by that Act in respect of such injuries, there would not seem to be any occasion for such policies as are referred to.