I beg to move in page 18, line 13, at the end, to insert:
22. Power of Commissioners of Crown Lands to apply capital for dealing with war damage.
- (1) The Treasury may, by any general or special directions given by them, authorise the Commissioners of Crown Lands to charge as a principal sum to the account of the capital of the land revenues of the Crown the costs, charges and expenses incurred by them in the execution, on and for the benefit of lands under their management, of works for any of the following purposes, or in any operation incident to or necessary or proper for carrying into effect any of those purposes, or for securing the full benefit of any of those works or purposes, that is to say:—
- (a) the repair of war damage;
- (b) the re-construction of buildings or works which have sustained war damage;
- (c) the construction of buildings or works in substitution for buildings or works which have sustained war damage, whether on the same site or on a different site.
- (2) The Treasury may, by any general or special directions given by them, authorise the said Commissioners to enter into and carry into effect arrangements for the payment by them of, or for the making by them of advances in respect of, any costs, charges or expenses incurred as aforesaid by other persons, and to charge as aforesaid payments and advances made pursuant to the arrangements.
- (3) The Treasury may, if they think fit, direct that any sum paid out of capital in accordance with any such authorisation as aforesaid shall be repaid out of the income of the land revenues of the Crown within such time and by such number of instalments of such amounts respectively as may be specified in the directions, so however that, where the said Commissioners are entitled to a payment under the principal Act in respect of the war damage in question, this sub-paragraph shall have effect only as respects the excess (if any) of the sums so paid out of capital over the amount of that payment (excluding any part of it which represents interest)."