HC Deb 19 May 1947 vol 437 c203W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of dispossessed farmers and smallholders who are not getting rental compensation; and if he will write to all dispossessed farmers to indicate that they are entitled to compensation and the steps they should take to secure it and that all reasonable expenses will be paid.

Mr. T. Williams

Information is not obtainable, without undue expenditure of time on investigation, as to the character of all the land taken into possession by county war agricultural executive committees, and the following information relates to areas of five acres or more. There are 811 cases in England and Wales in which persons entitled to compensation rental under the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, are not yet receiving such rental. Whenever the person entitled is known, he is informed by the county committee of his right to compensation and is supplied with the necessary forms for making a claim. The procedure is now well-known, and I do not consider that any further special notification is called for.