§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
asked the Home Secretary the extent to which a local authority, which has stored free furniture salvaged from property damaged by enemy action, will be obliged to pay compensation when such goods have been stolen or deteriorated, respectively?1707W
§ Mr. H. Morrison
A local authority must take reasonable care of salved furniture which it has taken into store. Failing such care it would be liable to the owner. In cases of dispute, a decision as to liability would rest with the courts.