HC Deb 13 November 1947 vol 444 cc104-5W
103. Captain Crowder

asked the Minister of Health why the owner of a house that is requisitioned by a local authority is not paid compensation at the rate of the standard rent of the house.

Mr. Bevan

The compensation paid to owners of requisitioned houses is determined under Section 2 of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, as amended by Section 45 of the Requisitioned Land and War Works Act, 1945, and is assessed broadly on the basis of the rent which a tenant could reasonably be expected to pay during the period of requisition under a lease granted immediately before the requisitioning.

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