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Title Deeds (Loss)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the loss of deeds by enemy action is a heavy financial burden on small house owners, which some can ill afford; and if he will reconsider the question of allowing compensation for loss by enemy action of such documents.

Representations have from time to time been made on this matter, and it has received the most careful consideration. Title deeds and similar documents were expressly excluded from the definition of goods which could be insured under the War Damage Act, and consequently any alteration of the position would need legislation. I cannot hold out any hope of its being possible to propose legislation on the subject.