HC Deb 24 October 1939 vol 352 c1209W
Mr. Woods

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of petrol-pumps belonging to private traders that have been requisitioned for air-raid precautions purposes; the conditions on which they have been taken over; and, where such pumps are now standing idle, what compensation will be paid to the owners?

Sir J. Anderson

Clerks of local authorities have been asked to forward for confirmation particulars of all cases in which, under delegated powers, they have taken possession of land or premises for Civil Defence purposes. I am unable to say in how many cases premises requisitioned included petrol pumps. The compensation payable will be in accordance with the terms of the Compensation (Defence) Act.