HC Deb 09 November 1937 vol 328 c1612W
Mr. Joel

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the desirability of setting up a committee to investigate the basis of a scheme of war risks compensation for property owners, so that this scheme could be introduced immediately in the event of necessity?

Mr. Stanley

The matter is being studied by the Departments concerned so far as it is practicable to consider it in advance. It is not possible to forecast under what conditions any measure of the kind indicated could he applied, and the responsibility for a decision must necessarily rest with the Government in power when the contingency arises.