§ Order for Committee read.
§ COLONEL MAKINS
said, that the Bill in its former state contained no provision to prevent waste or demolition of property by unauthorized persons, but the Select Committee had inserted what he wished to see in the Bill; and that being so, he should beg leave to withdraw the 1679 clause for the purpose, of which he had given Notice.
§ MR. RITCHIE
said, there was another improvement in the Bill, and that was the substitution of one year for two for the duration of the powers of the Commission. His constituents felt that the noble Lord (Lord Henry Lennox) had consulted the wishes of those who took an interest in the preservation of the Forest.
§ MR. SHAW-LEFEVRE
said, he was glad the clause introduced by the hon. and gallant Member opposite had been withdrawn, and thought that the complaints as to lopping had been exaggerated he was glad also that the suit in the Rolls Court had ended as it did, as the landowners would otherwise have converted the whole Forest into private property.
Bill considered in Committee, and reported, without Amendment; to be read the third time To-morrow.