HL Deb 07 December 1943 vol 130 cc141-2

THE EARL OF WARWICK had the following Notice on the Paper: In view of the Motion moved by the Lord Balfour of Burleigh on the 10th November, 1943, to call attention to the anxiety that may be felt by farmers and owners of agricultural land over the compensation in respect of public acquisition of land being based on the standard value at the thirty-first March, 1939, and to ask His Majesty's Government that the agricultural industry may receive some reassurance as to compensation for improvements made since the thirty-first March, 1939 and still to be made in the future in the interests of good husbandry; and to move for Papers.

The noble Earl said: My Lords, with your Lordships' permission I do not propose to move the Motion standing in my name to-day. I have had a conversation with my noble friend the Minister for Reconstruction and I understand that he is willing to reply to my points when he answers Lord Addison's wider Motion on reconstruction which is down for discussion on the next sitting day. I think your Lordships will agree that it would be more convenient for the Minister to reply on that debate, and therefore, with your permission, I will not move.