HC Deb 26 February 1941 vol 369 cc530-1W
Major Ralph Beaumont

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a number of stall-holders on certain beaches, of which he has been informed, have had to close down in consequence of an order of the military authorities; that these people had already paid rents in advance to the local authority; and whether he proposes to refund to these stall-holders the amount of the rents so paid?


The action to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers is, I understand, authorised by a direction of the Regional Commissioner, but, so tar as 1 am concerned, I regret that there is no provision in the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, whereby payment can be made in respect of loss of trade due to denial of access.