HC Deb 11 December 1941 vol 376 cc1706-7W
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?

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.