HC Deb 14 June 1977 vol 933 cc116-7W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to compel all householders to insure the contents of their homes against damage or loss by tire, theft, flood or natural disaster.

Mr. Clinton Davis

I have been asked to reply.

I see no case for departing from the principle followed by successive Governments that the prime responsibility for an individual's property rests with that individual. If my hon. Friend has a particular case of distress in mind, perhaps he could send me details.

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