War Damage Compensation.

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies. – in the House of Commons on 3rd June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Colegate Mr Arthur Colegate , The Wrekin

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the absence of any war damage insurance scheme in the West Indies is a matter of grave anxiety to owners of commercial property there; and whether steps are now being taken to institute a scheme on similar lines to that operating in this country?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Yes, Sir. I am aware that anxiety exists in certain Colonies with regard to compensation for war damage. My Noble Friend is in consultation on the whole question with my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Photo of Wing Commander Sir Robert Grant-Ferris Wing Commander Sir Robert Grant-Ferris , St Pancras North

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the scheme for Malta is complete yet?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

I could not say, without notice.