Oral Answers to Questions — Burma (War Damage).

– in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

asked the Secretary of State for Burma whether any scheme similar to the War Damage Act is in force in Burma?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

There is no scheme so extensive as the War Damage Act in force in Burma. A War Risk Commodity Insurance scheme has been introduced. I have asked for details of this and will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as I receive a reply.

Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

Will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that losses due to enemy action, or arising from a "scorched earth" policy, will not be allowed to lie where they fall?