HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 cc46-7W
Mr. Salt

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take steps to speed up the inspection of enemy damaged property to enable their salvage and prevent the destruction of contents which the present delay entails?

Mr. Mabane

First aid repairs to houses and to industrial and commercial buildings need not await inspection of the damaged property. Owners of goods have been urged to take immediate steps to prevent further loss or damage which might arise from exposure or other causes. As the question may affect the work of several Departments perhaps my hon. Friend will let me know more specifically what he has in mind.