HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 cc724-6

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clauses 1 to 3 agreed to.

Clause 4 (Trustees of lands vested for benefit of the poor to give notice as to letting).

On the Motion of Mr. HIBBERT, Amendment made, in page 2, line 4, by leaving out from "necessity," to "shall," in line 5.

On the Motion of Mr. HIBBERT (for Admiral EGERTON), Amendments made, in page 2, line 6, by leaving out "appropriated," and inserting "used;" in page 2, line 7, after "ground," by inserting "or otherwise for the enjoyment or general benefit of the inhabitants."

On the Motion of Mr. HIBBERT, Amendment made, in page 2, line 7, after "ground," by leaving out to end of Clause, and inserting (after Amendment proposed by Admiral Egerton)— Take proceedings, subject as hereinafter mentioned, for letting such lands in allotments, to cottagers, labourers, and others, and—

  1. (1.) They shall set apart for the purpose of this Act such field or other portion of the said lands as is most suitable, as regards distance and otherwise, for allotments, and give public notice, in manner directed by the Schedule to this Act, of the field or portion so set apart, specifying the situation and extent therof, and the rent per acre or rod which they are ready to accept for the same when let in allotments, and the times and places at which applications for allotments are to be made;"
  2. (2.) If any applications for an allotment are received, the trustees shall forthwith proceed to obtain possession of the field or portion set apart, or of so much thereof as is required for the applications, and to fence the same (if necessary), and to let the same in manner provided by this Act;
  3. (3.) If the whole of the field or portion so set apart is let in allotments, the trustees shall proceed forthwith to assign another field or portion of their lands for the purpose of this Act, and give public notice thereof as directed by this section, and so on until the whole of their lands are let in allotments, or no applications are received for further allotments;
Provided, That—
  1. (a.) If application is made for part only of the field, or portion so set apart, the remainder thereof may be let as provided by this Act in the case of unlet allotments; and
  2. (b.) If no application is made for any part of the field or portion so set apart, the like public notice as is required in the first instance shall be given by the trustees once in every succeeding year;
  3. (c.) Where the said lands are at the passing of this Act held on lease, the trustees shall proceed to act in pursuance of this 726 Act immediately upon the expiration of such lease, and this Act shall apply as if such expiration were before the passing of this Act."

Clause, as amended, agreed to, and ordered to stand part of the Bill.


said, as the hour was late and there were three pages of Amendments left to deal with, he would move to report Progress.

Motion made, and Question, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again,"—(Mr. Hibbert,)—put, and agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.