HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 c1021
57. Mr. Dingle Foot

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government is considering the advisability of introducing legislation to amend the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939?

Sir J. Simon

There has not yet been sufficient experience of the working of the Compensation (Defence) Act to make it possible to decide whether amending legislation is necessary.

Mr. Foot

If, as a result of additional experience, it is seen that the Act does cause undue hardship, will the right hon. Gentleman then consider the desirability of introducing amending legislation?

Sir J. Simon

That would have to be considered.

Sir Joseph Lamb

Has it not already been proved conclusively that it does create great hardships in agriculture?