HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 c88W
Mr. Moate

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest available figure for uninsured losses caused by fire damage to Government property.

Mr. Higgins

Losses of Government property, which is not normally commercially insured, are recorded in appropriation accounts, but the classification does not distinguish as a separate category all those due to fire and does not include repairable damage. Of the larger cases reported in detail in the 1969–70 Accounts, £276,005 was attributed to fire. Fuller information could only be obtained at the cost of disproportionate time and effort.