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Ships Under Construction (War Risks Insurance)

Volume 345: debated on Thursday 30 March 1939

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether ships under construction will be covered by any scheme of Government insurance against War risks?

It is the intention of the Government in connection with the proposed scheme of insurance for essential commodities to provide facilities under which ships under construction in this country, which fall within that description, can be covered against war risks. All ships would be covered except private pleasure craft.