HC Deb 13 December 1945 vol 417 cc624-5
74. Major N. Macpherson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will authorise the Ministries to make allowance when calculating compensation for damage to requisitioned property to include a sum representing the rates payable from the time of derequisitioning to the time when it may reasonably be presumed that the property can be restored to a proper state of repair.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

No, Sir.

Major Macpherson

In view of the extreme delay that takes place before a house or building can be put in good order, will not the hon. Gentleman review this matter, as if bears particularly hardly on agriculture and industry?

Mr. Hall

We realise the difficulty, and if we could we would like to help to meet it, but the method suggested by the hon. and gallant Gentleman is not the right method, and it would go across the general principle which is at the moment well embedded in the law.