§ 41. Mr. LAMB
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport what compensation was paid to the London and South Western Railway Company for the taking up of the rails of the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway; whether any payment was paid to the company in respect of the relaying of the line; and, if not, whether, in the event of the line being relaid, any contribution would be payable to the company?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I understand that the payment of upwards of £26,000 made to the London and South Western Railway Company by the Ministry of Munitions for the permanent way materials of the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway was calculated on the scale described as applicable to materials taken from a running line, which will not be restored, and in these circumstances the railway company is not entitled to make any claim for the cost of replacement.