HC Deb 01 April 1947 vol 435 cc1834-5
57. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether State assistance will be forthcoming for farmers who suffered through the severe winter weather as well as those who are suffering from the present floods and are being helped through the Mansion House Fund.

58. Mr. Turner-Samuels

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will be prepared to give permission to local authorities in the flood areas to debit the cost of providing food, clothing, bedding, etc., to flood victims out of the evacuation account in the same way as was done with evacuees from the danger zones during the war.

61. Mr. Watkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make it a condition of the Treasury grant to the fund opened by the Lord Mayor of London, that hill farmers who have lost sheep and cattle through the recent snow and severe weather conditions may benefit.

Mr. Dalton

I would ask the hon. Members to await the full statement which will be made on Thursday.

Sir. I. Fraser

In preparing the scheme which will bring forth this statement, will the Chancellor of the Exchequer bear in mind that the National Farmers' Union feel that some 20 million damage has been done, and will he try to adopt the principle that this national disaster should be borne nationally?

Mr. Dalton

I think it would be better for the full statement to be made on Thursday. We have very much in mind the need for speed and effective action.

Major Guy Lloyd

Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer say whether the statement will cover the situation in Scotland?

Mr. Dalton


Mr. Erroll

Will the statement include any reference to the Salford floods which occurred last year, and will there be any relief for the persons affected?