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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Photo of Mr Donald Somervell Mr Donald Somervell , Crewe

I beg to move, in page 19, line 5, to leave out from "tenancy," to the end of line 9, and to insert: granted for a term limited to expire, or subject to a right of the landlord to determine the tenancy, on, or at a time or within a period expiring not later than seven years after, any such occasion as the following, that is to say, the termination of any war in which His Majesty may be engaged or of hostilities in any such war or of the emergency mentioned in the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, or any other Act of the present Parliament, the occurrence of any event likely to occur on or in connection with such termination, or any similar occasion in whatsoever words described. We desire to make it clear that tenancies which will end with the duration of the war should be treated as short tenancies. We got it wrong the first time because we found that some people were making tenancies for the duration of the war and 99 years afterwards. Under our original definition that became a short tenancy. We think we have got it right now.