HC Deb 31 July 1897 vol 52 cc19-20

(1.) Where an Order in Council authorises the execution of military manŒuvres, full compensation shall be made out of money to be provided by Parliament for any damage to person or property or interference with rights, arising from putting in force any of the provisions of this Act, and whether or not occasioned by the acts or defaults of the authorised forces, including therein all expenses reasonably incurred in protecting person, property, rights, and privileges, and any damage by reason of excessive weight or extraordinary traffic caused to any highway for the repair of which any public body or any individual is responsible.

(2.) The Military ManŒuvres Commission shall, with the concurrence of the Treasury, appoint a compensation officer or compensation officers to determine as speedily as possible any claim for compensation under this Act, and settle the amount payable.

(3.) The Commission may make regulations with respect to the procedure for making and determining claims for compensation, for limiting the time within which claims must be made, and for regulating the mode in which compensation is to be paid.

(4.) If the amount of compensation is not settled by agreement between the compensation officer and the claimant, the difference between them shall be referred to arbitration, and for this purpose the service in manner directed by the regulations of a notice of claim for compensation shall be treated as a submission to arbitration within the meaning of the Arbitration Act 1889, and that Act shall apply accordingly.

Amendment made: In Sub-section (1), after "rights," insert "or privileges."—(Mr. H. C. Stephens.)

Clause 7,—

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