§ 25. Mr. Glenvil Hall
asked the Home Secretary whether he will indicate what liability has been put upon a local authority when goods from bombed premises, stored by it, are stolen?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Local authorities are expected to take all reasonable care of chattels which they remove from bombed premises and store on the owner's behalf. No specific liability has been put upon them to do more than this.
§ Mr. Morrison
To give an unrestrained undertaking about compensation would be opening up for ourselves and the local authorities a great deal of trouble, and I do not think I ought to do that. Local authorities do their best to take care of people's goods, and I think they deserve a vote of thanks for what they are doing.