HC Deb 04 February 1960 vol 616 c1304

[Queen's Recommendation signified.]

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 84 (Money Committees.)

[Sir GORDON TOUCHE in the Chair]

Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to enable the Minister of Housing and Local Government to extend the period for which possession of requisitioned houses may be retained by local authorities under the Requisitioned Houses and Housing (Amendment) Act, 1955, and for purposes connected therewith, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of—

  1. (a) any increase in the sums payable out of moneys so provided under the said Act of 1955 or under the enactments relating to local government which is attributable to provisions of the said Act of the present Session for continuing after the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and sixty, the right of local authorities to retain possession of requisitioned houses under the said Act of 1955, and for amending or extending, in respect of houses of which possession is retained after that date. the provisions of that Act with respect to the compensation to be paid by local authorities and the contributions which may be made by the said Minister to such authorities in respect of houses leased or purchased for the accommodation of persons occupying requisitioned houses;
  2. (b) any sums required by the said Minister for the payment of contributions under the said Act of the present Session to local authorities in respect of any deficit incurred by those authorities (as assessed by the said Minister) in connection with requisitioned houses of which they are for the time being in possession thereunder;
and the payment into the Exchequer of any sums so payable by virtue of the said Act of 1955 as amended by the said Act of the present Session.—[Mr. H. Brooke.]

Resolution to be reported.

Report to be received Tomorrow.