HC Deb 09 July 1959 vol 608 c1665

Lords Amendment: In page 16, line 40, at end insert: (2A) In relation to compulsory acquisitions of interests in land which has been acquired by statutory undertakers for the purposes of their undertaking, the provisions of this Part of this Act shall have effect subject to the provisions of subsection (5) of section forty-five of the Act of 1947 (which makes special provision as to the compensation payable in respect of certain acquisitions of land so acquired).

Mr. H. Brooke

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

This Lords Amendment is linked with two subsequent Amendments, to lines 42 and 44. The reason for these three Amendments is that the Fourth Schedule to the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, which is now contained in the Eleventh Schedule to the 1957 Act, provides the basis for compensation for operational land to statutory undertakers. The amount of compensation under these provisions is, very broadly, the cost of any new land and works necessary to enable the undertaking to continue, together with compensation for any loss which may arise from the changes made necessary in the undertaking. This special basis of compensation still needs to be preserved for cases where operational land is bought. This Amendment, and the two consequential ones, ensure that the provision is not overriden by the general application of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to. [Special entry.]

Lords Amendments agreed to: In page 16, line 42, after "sections" insert "forty-five"

In line 44, after "sections" insert "forty-two"