Reference HLG 900/74
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Civil Defence. War Damage. Loans to local authorities for repair of damage to private property
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Reconstruction and salvage, Damage to property
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Hammersmith
Organisations Borough Councils, Finance Committee, Local Councils, War Damage Commission


A file of government correspondence relating to the obtaining of a loan by Hammersmith Borough Council for the repair of war damage to private property under the Housing (Emergency Powers) Act, 1939. Subjects covered in the file include the borrowing of £20,000 by the council for emergency repairs following damaged caused by enemy air raids; details of the number of houses damaged, including reparable properties and those damage beyond repair; and the number of houses repaired or due to be repaired. Other subjects discussed include the approval of the loan through a mortgage deed for the council to repay the cost; the completion and stamping of the mortgage; and the subsequent cancellation of the loan as the war damage repair cost was less than the value of the loan. Documents in the file include an extract from a report from the Finance Committee denoting the sum of the loan required by the council.


administration, air raids, bomb damage, construction, emergency procedures, finance, financial services, first aid, housing, loans, local authorities, repair, surveys

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