§ Mr. Kilfedder
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will take steps to encourage householders to insure house contents against flooding; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
This is a matter for individual householders to determine in the knowledge that there is no general responsibility on Government to compensate for losses arising from had weather.
The Housing Executive's policy with regard to household and contents insurance is to encourage its tenants to arrange adequate cover themselves and it emphasises its importance by means of enclosing leaflets with general correspondence.