HC Deb 16 November 1944 vol 404 cc2208-9

Lords Amendment: In page 51, line 29, at end, insert: (d) by reason of the entry of the occupier of the building into whole-time service in the Armed Forces of the Crown or in the merchant navy or the mercantile marine or in a civil defence force within the meaning of the National Service Acts, 1939 to 1942, or, in the case of a woman, in any of the capacities mentioned in the First Schedule to the Reinstatement in Civil Employment Act, 1944; or (e) by reason of such other circumstances as may he prescribed.

2.55 p.m.

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The Clause of which this is an Amendment deals with extension as respects the war period of the protection for the existing building and uses. There are, in Sub-section (3) of the Bill as it left us, three categories of circumstances where the existing use is preserved throughout the period of the war. I need not detail them now. It has occurred to us that one very valid reason is the entry of the person concerned into His Majesty's Services or into some other force or employment of that character. Therefore we have included that category and have taken a general power to prescribe, which will enable us to deal with any other hard cases as they come along.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendment to Page 51, line 37, agreed to.