HC Deb 12 October 1944 vol 403 c1950W
Mr. G. Hutchinson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in assessing compensation for requisitioned dwelling-houses which are controlled under the Rent Restriction Acts, the amount of compensation is assessed upon the basis of the controlled rent.

Sir J. Anderson

This Question was the subject of an Award by the General Claims Tribunal on 29th February this year. The Tribunal, while holding that the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Acts, 1920 to 1939, have no direct application, was nevertheless of opinion that in the determination of the rent that might, within the meaning of Section 2 (1)(a) of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, reasonably be expected to be payable by a tenant under a lease such as that hypothetically referred to, the indirect effect upon the market of the first-named Acts cannot be excluded from consideration.