HC Deb 06 November 1947 vol 443 cc232-3W
58. Mr. Gammans

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the unfair treatment accorded to owners of property requisitioned during the war period by reason of the fact that the compensation payable under Section 2 (1) (a) of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, is limited under Section 45 of the Requisitioned Land and War Works Act, 1945, to an amount not exceeding the level of rental value obtaining in respect of comparable land on 31st March, 1939, or on 24th February, 1946, whichever is the lower; and what steps are being taken to increase this compensation to the level of current market values in view of the fact that the compensation payable on the compulsory acquisition of land is now based on those values under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

This matter is under consideration.