HC Deb 28 July 1915 vol 73 c2289W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in the event of a number of workmen being thrown out of employment owing to the place at which they worked being damaged by air raid, consideration would be given to the possibility of granting such workmen compensation for their temporary loss of livelihood?


I cannot hold out any expectation that it would be possible to grant compensation from public funds for loss of employment in the circumstances indicated. I presume that cases of distress would be eligible for assistance from the relief funds.