HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 cc1655-6W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what steps should be taken by a soldier to get compensation for trade losses under the following circumstances: a business man called up in January, 1917, had a large stock of motor inner tubes which he had no time to dispose of, and, after trying to dispose of them by every possible means, finally arranged with a firm in the trade to sell them, which firm disposed of them as scrap rubber because they had deteriorated; and whether in such a case there is any claim under the Civil Liabilities scheme?


I have been asked by my right hon. Friend to answer this question. The Civil Liabilities Scheme is confined to assistance in respect of certain contractual obligations; it does not provide for compensation for trade losses.