HC Deb 17 February 1937 vol 320 c1185
61. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Transport whether householders adjacent to the proposed new electric railway track running through Leyton will be paid compensation for disturbance and loss of amenities during and after construction?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The board's Act of 1936, which authorises the railway extension to which the hon. Member refers, contains provision of the Land Clauses Acts as modified by the Acquisition of Lands (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919. Moreover, the Act provides for the payment of compensation in respect of houses or buildings injuriously affected by the working of the underground railways. The question whether compensation is payable in any particular case is a matter for determination by the official arbitrator appointed under the Act of 1919.

Mr. Sorensen

Does that mean that the individual householders have the right to approach a particular body in order to secure compensation?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

I tried to make it plain in the answer that the individual is secured if he has a sustainable claim. Perhaps the hon. Member will study the wording of my answer.