I have drafted a clause which I think may meet what the Minister wants. It is on the supposition that the new Section 2 goes out altogether, and that the owner is left to the Land Clauses Act for the measure and method of his compensation. For the purpose of at least giving a measure of what the Corporation ought to get back from the Ministry of Finance I propose a new Section 2 should be added as follows:—
"2. Where under the provisions of Section 15 of the Damage to Property (Compensation) Act, 1923, a report in writing in respect of the damage or destruction of any building has been made by a Judge to the Minister for Finance, and the site or any part of the site of such building is acquired or purchased compulsorily by the Corporation under this Act, the arbitrator by his award shall certify the amount of the compensation which is awarded in respect of the site itself, and the amount which is awarded in respect of the fact that such Report has been made under Section 15 of the Damage to Property (Compensation) Act, 1923, and the amount (if any) which is awarded in respect of any other claim to such compensation."
That will divide up the compensation in such a way that although it will be received in full by the owner of the taken site from the Corporation, the Corporation will have the measure of what they ought to get back when they come to the Minister for Finance with their moderate claim. It is really a moderate claim, because they ought to get that back.