HC Deb 29 May 1941 vol 371 c2016W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on whom the liability falls in respect of contributions under Part I of the War Damage Act, 1941, and the War Damage (Business Scheme) Order, 1941, on account of land and goods, respectively, which have been requisitioned on behalf of His Majesty's Government throughout the risk period?

Sir K. Wood

In respect of requisitioned land contributions under Part I are payable by the owners of the property in the ordinary way, the Crown having no proprietary interest. The Order referred to exempts from compulsory insurance under the business scheme goods owned by a person or in his possession which are not being used by him because they have been requisitioned on behalf of His Majesty. If, in such cases, insurance is effected voluntarily under the business scheme, it would have to be effected by the owner of the goods.