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War Damage Insurance

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the approximate number of persons who have contributed to the insurances prescribed under the War Damage Act and the amount paid by them since the passing of the Act?

The number of persons who have contributed under Part I of the Act is unknown but the number of properties charged is approximately 13,000,000. Information is not available as to the number of persons who have contributed to the insurance schemes under Part II of the Act but it can be stated that the number of persons who are insured under the schemes is approximately as follows:

  • Business Scheme (General)—300,000.
  • Business Scheme (Farming)—160,000.
  • Private Chattels Scheme—910,000.
With regard to the amounts paid by way of contribution or premium, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my predecessor to the hon. Member for Southampton (Mr. Craven-Ellis) on 22nd June.