First Schedule. — (Amendments relating to the principal Act generally.)

Part of Orders of the Day — War Damage (Amendment) Bill. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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When these rentcharges first arise, there is a personal liability against the grantor. Should that be taken into account, and how should it be done? Another point arises when it is decided that the rentcharges have lost value owing to the damage. Should the share of the value payment then be taken in perma-ment reduction of the rentcharge, and should you arrive at the sum by taking into account the fact that buildings may arise and the rentcharge be fully covered in future? Lastly, what are you to do when it is a condition of the value payment that there should be rebuilding? Those are the difficulties. Like all difficulties, they can be surmounted. My right hon. Friend accepts the proposal in principle, and the matter is being gone into with the Commission and expert valuers, but, in view of the fact that we have not been able to get the thing in order; I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment, so that we may deal with the matter comprehensively in another place.