HC Deb 19 September 1940 vol 365 cc210-1W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider the compilation of statistics each month showing the average damage to houses, with the object of forming some reliable up-to-date estimate of the eventual compensation required to meet such losses?

Captain Crookshank

My hon. Friend may rest assured that arrangements have been made in connection with the Government's scheme for compensation for war damage to record carefully the damage caused to house property.

Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Health whether the Government, in assessing compensation at the end of the war to meet or help to meet damage to house property, is at least formulating its advance estimates on fully covering the charges likely to be made by local authorities for repair work carried out by them under the Civil Defence Act?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I am not quite clear exactly what difficulty the hon. Member has in mind, and I am communicating with him.