HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c875W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what statute empowers the War Office, in the case of an estate which they have occupied for military purposes under the Defence of the Realm Acts, to open up and work a gravel pit on the estate for road-making for a camp on the estate and for surrounding camps without first communicating their intention to the owner, or making any arrangement with him to pay for it?


The powers are contained in Regulation 2 of the Defence of the Realm Regulations. The owner will be entitled to put in a claim' for any loss which he may suffer to the Defence of the Realm Losses Commission.