New Clause. — (Amendment of 2 and 3 Geo. 6. c. 34 (N.I.).)

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

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  1. (1) Sub-sections (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of Section two of the Essential Buildings and Plant (Repair of War Damage) Act (Northern Ireland), 1939, and Sub-section (3) of Section four of that Act (which relate respectively to the recovery of expenses incurred by local authorities in repairing buildings used for purposes essential to the welfare of the civil population that have been damaged by war, and to the recovery of loans made by the appropriate Ministry for the purpose of repairing any such building) are hereby repealed.
  2. (2) A charge to which any building or premises has or have become subject by virtue of Sub-section (4) of the said Section two or of Sub-section (3) of the said Section four is hereby discharged.
  3. (3) Where works have been executed by any person (whether that person is a local authority or not), being works for the purpose of the execution whereof a loan has been made to that person under Section one of the said Act by the appropriate Ministry, so much of any payment under this Part of this Act as consists of the proper cost of those works may, notwithstanding anything in Section ten of this Act be paid to the appropriate Ministry in discharge of the loan made by it.
  4. (4) Where works have been executed by some person other than a local authority, being works for the purpose of the execution whereof there has been made to that person by a local authority a loan either under paragraph (a) of Sub-section (3) of Section one of the said Act or in pursuance of a notice under paragraph (i) of Sub-section (4) of that Section, then—
    1. (a) in a case in which there has been made to the local authority by the appropriate Ministry a loan, under paragraph (b) of the said Sub-section (3), of an equivalent amount, or under paragraph (ii) of the said Sub-section (4) of such amount as is necessary to enable the authority to comply with the notice, as the case may be, so much of any payment under this Part of this Act as consists of the proper cost of those works may, notwithstanding anything in Section ten of this Act, be paid to the appropriate Ministry which shall credit the appropriate amount to the authority in their account with the said Ministry in respect of that loan and the authority shall credit the like amount to the person who has executed the works in question in his acccunt with the authority in respect of the loan made by them;
    2. (b) in any other case, so much of any such payment as aforesaid may, notwithstanding anything in Section ten of this Act, be paid to the local authority in discharge of the loan made by them.

(5) In this Section the expression ("the appropriate Ministry" has the same meaning as it has for the purposes of the Essential Buildings and Plant (Repair of War Damage) Act (Northern Ireland), 1939.—[Sir K. Wood.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.