HC Deb 08 June 1915 vol 72 c187W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can give figures showing the amounts of damages assessed for losses sustained by private persons in the riots occurring in May; the amounts for compensation likely to fall on the rates in various localities under the Riot Damages Act, 1886; and the amount of increase to the rates which will be required in any locality?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. As regards the Metropolitan area I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave in reply to his question on the same subject to-day. As regards the rest of the country I have no information, and in view of the heavy burden of work falling on the police authorities at the present time. I do not think I should be justified in asking for special returns.