§ Mr. D. Jones
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware 406W that there has been heavy flooding in Burnley as the result of recent storms; and if he will make a grant to the local authority to enable them to alleviate the hardship caused to those not covered by insurance.
§ Mr. Corfield
My right hon. Friend understands that most of the damage was to goods and chattels. This is a normally insurable risk, and he can hold out no hope of a grant to alleviate hardship where that risk was not covered.