HC Deb 05 May 1919 vol 115 cc636-7W
Brigadier-General Sir OWEN THOMAS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture why rents of land acquired by the War Executive Committee of Anglesey under the Cultivation Order in the year 1917 are still unpaid, although repeated applications have been made by the owners of the land to this Committee for payment?


The Agricultural Executive Committee have no power to agree to pay rent for land of which they have taken possession under the Defence of the Realm Regulations. The proper course is for the owner of the land to claim compensation for loss of rent. The Board are informed that four such claims have been received by the Anglesey Committee for loss of rent in 1917, and of these two have been settled. Steps will be taken at once to expedite the settlement of the other two. If particular instances of delay can be given, the Board will be glad to look further into the matter.