Orders of the Day — Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) [Money].

– in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 69.

[Colonel CLIFTON BROWN in the Chair.]

Motion made, and Question proposed, That for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to provide for the disclaimer of leases comprising land of which possession has been taken in the exercise of emergency powers and (among other matters) for requiring the continuance after possession of such land has been taken as aforesaid of certain services provided by the landlord, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of periodical sums in respect of the provision of any such services." (King's recommendation signified.)—[Captain Crookshank.]

Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

Is there any idea of the amount of money required?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

No, but it would not be a great sum. The question would only arise when the arrangement had to be come to which my right hon. Friend outlined, when the requisitioning Department put into the shoes of the existing tenant wanted to enjoy the various services, such as lifts, hot water and so on, which are attached to the lease. It is for purely technical reasons that a Financial Resolution is put down at all. No great sum is involved, and it would be impossible to work it out now.

Question put, and agreed to.

Resolution to be reported upon the next Sitting Day.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.