War Damaged Documents (Compensation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Woolley Mr William Woolley , Spen Valley

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Government pay compensation in respect of the loss by enemy action of evidences of title to any property or for any documents owned for the purpose of a business?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

No, Sir. By the definition of "goods" in Section 95 these documents are specifically excluded from the provisions made by the War Damage Act with respect to war damage.