§ Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that considerable injury has been done to the trade of the "Good Intent" by the closing of part of the Southend Road, Hornchurch; and whether any compensation is to be paid?
§ Sir K. Wood
I regret any hardship which may have been caused by the closing of this section of the Southend Road, but this action was essential for the security of defence interests. There is no provision in the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, for loss which may result from the stopping up of public highways.