HC Deb 17 September 1940 vol 365 c124W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Home Secretary whether, in the case of the owner of a commercial building who has incurred expenses in providing an air-aid shelter for the persons working or living in the said building and who, under the provisions of Section 19 of the Civil Defence Act, 1939, has increased the rentals payable by his tenants to the extent specified in that Section, any grant paid to him under Section 22, Subsection (1) of the said Act is on condition that he must give credit to his tenants in calculating such increase of rent for the amount of any such grant, or whether such landlord is entitled to retain such grant for his own exclusive benefit?

Sir J. Anderson

No such condition is attached to the payment of grant. The owner of a commercial building who receives a grant under Section 22 of the Civil Defence Act is not required to bring the sum so received into account in computing under Section 19 of the Act the expense incurred in providing shelter by reference to which rents are increased.