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War Damage Payments

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what point in the consideration by local authorities of schemes to acquire property within the area of declaratory orders the War Damage Commission remits to the owner of any property concerned or to the local authority the amount involved in the settlement of a converted value payment.

The war damage payment in these cases is not converted to a value payment until the service of a notice to treat or the making of an agreement for the purchase of the particular property under compulsory powers. Payment is made after the purchase has been completed.