HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1246W
Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the experiences of Clacton and the possibility of extensive bombing, arrangements are being made to salvage property of which ownership is doubtful or the owners in-capacitated?

Mr. Mabane

The police and civil defence authorities are responsible for the control of conditions at the scene of damage due to an air raid, and must be left to make the most suitable arrangements in the actual circumstances for salvaging property of which the owner or his agent is not available.