HC Deb 19 July 1923 vol 166 c2671

Where the land included in a scheme made, whether before or after the passing of this Act under Part I or Part II of the principal Act, comprises premises in respect of which an old on-licence is in force, the following provisions shall have effect:—

(2) Where the local authority acquire the premises in pursuance of the scheme and the local authority intimate to the licensing justices that they are willing to surrender the licence the licensing justices may refer the matter to the compensation authority, and that authority, on being satisfied that if the licence had not been surrendered it might properly have been dealt with as a redundant licence or that when the proposed scheme was carried out it would have become a licence which might have been so dealt with, shall contribute out of the compensation fund towards the compensation paid by the local authority in respect of the acquisition of the premises of a sum not exceeding the compensation which would have been payable under the Licensing (Consolidation) Act, 1910, on the refusal of the renewal of the licence.

Lords Amendment:

In paragraph (2), leave out the word "was" ["the proposed scheme was carried out "], and insert "had been."

Agreed to.