HC Deb 02 July 1919 vol 117 c998W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if recoupment for reduction or payment for enhancement of the value of any undertaking or part thereof taken possession of under Section 16 of the Regulation of the Forces Act, 1871, is provided for in the terms as to compensation in the agreement made in pursuance of that Section?


No general provision for such recoupment or payment is expressly contained in the Railway Agreement, but the principle involved has been recognised. For example, the Government have agreed to bear the cost of making good any arrears of maintenance that may not have been overtaken when control ceases, and the railway companies are to pay the Government for such railway works as have been constructed by the Government for purposes connected with the War, and may be needed in connection with the Peace time working of the railways.