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Defence Regulation 51 (Land)

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is intended to retain Defence Regulation 51, which empowers the competent authority to take possession of any land without notice to the owner, who is left with no right of appeal.

Yes, Sir. This is one of the Regulations the retention of which will be necessary during the transitional period for the specific purposes indicated in the Supplies and Services (Transitional Powers) Bill. The Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, will continue to apply to any use of the powers conferred by the Regulation.