Sir F. HALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the hardship which presses upon many municipalities in which air raids took place; whether he is aware that the damage caused to public works and sewers by such action has to be borne by the ratepayers in such municipalities; and whether, considering that it was impossible to provide against same and the immunity from such terrors in some parts of the country, he will take the necessary steps to have such damage made good by the Treasury in order that the costs may be equally distributed over the whole country, and thereby not penalise those districts which have been the victims of enemy action?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I am unable to add to the answer given on this subject by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House on the 6th of November last to the hon. and gallant Member for South West St-Pancras.