14 FEBRUARY 1941, Page 3

Returning to the War Damage Bill, Sir Kingsley Wood was

faced with heavy opposition on the question of insuring chattels. Mr. Oliver Lyttelton failed to convince the House that a voluntary scheme could succeed. His speeches on the Bill showed how an able business executive can completely miss the queer moods and tempers of a democratic assembly. In fairness to himself it must be admitted that no Lyttelton was ever called on so suddenly to bat on a more difficult wicket.