HC Deb 23 September 1943 vol 392 cc435-6W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will introduce legislation to secure that a civilian killed by aircraft should have the same compensation rights as if knocked down by a service lorry?

Mr. Assheton

No, Sir. Civilians injured by Service aircraft in wartime are eligible for compensation under the Personal Injuries Scheme in common with those injured by Allied or enemy aircraft or suffering other forms of "war injury" and the Government are not aware of any general desire to abandon this principle. Civilians injured by Service road vehicles, not in the course of actual operations against the enemy, may be in a position to recover damages for negligence in a particular case, but are not of course eligible for compensation under the Scheme.