HC Deb 18 March 1941 vol 370 c27
30. Sir Henry Morris-Jones

(for Sir Frank Sanderson) asked the President of the Board of Trade the position of householders who have been compelled, or have found it expedient, to close down their houses, have put their furniture and belongings into a public warehouse, and are in the meantime living in lodgings or in a hotel; whether, in such a case, the furniture and belongings are covered to the extent of the £200 free insurance; and whether a wife's personal belongings are also covered in the case of her temporary residence?

Mr. Lyttelton

Although details of the free compensation scheme announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer have not been finally settled, the Government intend that all persons who can show that they were householders at the outbreak of war shall be treated for the purposes of the scheme as if they were still householders. Wherever his belongings or those of his wife may be, a householder will thus be eligible to receive free compensation up to £200, with an additional £100 for his wife. In addition, he will, of course, be able to take out insurance cover for further amounts if he should so wish.