HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c193W
Sir J. Nall

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Governments of Crown Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories have been advised to enact legislation similar to the provisions of the War Damage Act in this country; and whether, in the case of public utility undertakings, the principles announced for this country will be followed.

Mr. George Hall

Copies of the War Damage Act, 1941, have been sent to the Governors of the Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories in order that they may consider, in the light of local circumstances, whether similar legislation is required. Public utility undertakings are, however, excluded from the operation of Part I of that Act. The question of legislation to cover war damage to public utility undertakings in the Colonial dependencies cannot usefully be considered until the policy of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom has been settled.