§ Captain Plugge
asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider some better system of salving and disposing of damaged or semi-damaged goods that exists at the present time, with the object of enabling traders who have suffered, to resume business at the earliest possible moment?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The primary responsibility for salving and disposing of damaged or semi-damaged goods rests with the owner, whether the goods in1728W question are insured under the War Risks (Commodities) Insurance Scheme or not. Assistance in recovery, however, is given in the case of food by the Ministry of Food, in the case of raw materials by the Ministry of Supply and in the case of other insured commodities by the Board of Trade. Traders should inform the salvage officer of the local authority at the earliest possible moment after the damage has occurred if they require assistance to recover goods in damaged premises.