New Clause. — (Land compulsorily acquired under existing enactments whilst in a damaged condition.)

Part of Orders of the Day — War Damage Bill. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1941.

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Photo of Sir George Benson Sir George Benson , Chesterfield

A considerable amount of land is acquired by local authorities and other authorities as a result of negotiation, but with the vendor having the knowledge that there are compulsory powers in the background. A local authority will buy the land, but they know that they can serve a compulsory acquisition order. What is the position where the negotiations take place in a friendly atmosphere, but with the definite knowledge that, if they are not concluded, then a compulsory acquisition order will be served?