HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1559W
Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Health whether he has given consideration to the resolution, sent to him from Atherton Urban District Council, asking for indemnity from the Government to be paid to local authorities for loss of rateable value through enemy action; and what action he proposes to take?

Mr. E. Brown

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Tamworth (Sir J. Mellor) on 13th May, which shows the action taken by the Government in this matter. A copy of this answer has been sent to the local authority mentioned in the Question.

Mr. Bernard Taylor

asked the Minister of Health what proposals he has to make to local authorities respecting the payment of the premiums under the War Damage Act, 1941, in respect of the houses owned by them?

Mr. Brown

I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the Question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Wednesbury (Mr. Banfield) on 10th April last.