HC Deb 17 October 1916 vol 86 cc407-8W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the Secretary of State for War on what principle compensation for land requisitioned by the War Office for the erection of huts, etc., has been paid to farmers?


The principle is that of making good any direct and substantial loss caused to the farmer by the military occupation. In disputed cases the amount to be paid is determined by the Defence of the Realm Losses Royal Commission, and on this point I would refer the Noble Lord to paragraph 8 of their Interim Report dated the 19th September last (Cd. 8359).