§ Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in assessing fair wear and tear under the Defence (Compensation) Act of 1939 in the case of premises requisitioned by Government Departments, he can assure the House that the interpretation given to this phrase will be the wear and tear of the class of tenant normally occupying such premises.
§ Sir J. Anderson
I would draw the hon. Member's attention to the answer I gave to him on 28th October, 1943, from which he will see that the need to assess fair wear and tear may not in practice arise. In settling claims under Section 2 (1)(b) of the Compensation (Defence) Act due regard will be given to damage or dilapidation caused by abnormal use.