HC Deb 08 April 1941 vol 370 cc1434-5W
Sir F. Sanderson

asked the Attorney-General whether he will consider setting up a tribunal empowered to scale down charges under leases and mortgages upon proof of seriously reduced trading owing to war conditions?

The Attorney-General

I would refer my hon. Friend to the provisions of the Liabilities (War-Time Adjustment) Bill which is now receiving consideration in another place. Under this Measure certain powers are to be conferred on the county court to reduce rent and mortgage interest in. the class of case to which the Question refers, and where it is shown that the financial position of the tenant or mortgagor has been so seriously affected by war circumstances as to render an adjustment of his affairs desirable.