HC Deb 16 February 1943 vol 386 c1591
52. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the mortality from tip-and-run raids, he will either provide a scheme of voluntary State insurance against such risks at reasonable rates or, alternatively, take steps to secure that the insurance companies arrange for the public to get special insurance against these risks?

Sir K. Wood

In the statement I made On 18th December, 1940, I explained that the Government had decided to enlarge the compensation provided by the State under the Personal Injuries (Civilian) Scheme in preference to offering supplementary cover on a contributory basis. They are not prepared to undertake the responsibilities involved in any attempt to prescribe the terms on which such cover might be provided for individuals by insurance companies.

Sir J. Lucas

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment.