§ Order for the Second Reading read.
§ THE TREASURER OF THE HOUSEHOLD (Sir EDWARD STRACHEY, Somerset shire, S.)
said that this Bill, which was a Consolidation Bill, had come from the House of Lords, and he hoped it would be given a Second Reading that night. As regarded the Market Gardeners Act, he proposed in Committee to move an Amendment to this effect: "Clause 42, page 20, line 41, at end, to insert, Provided that where such a tenancy was a tenancy from year to year the compensation payable in respect of an improvement comprised in the Third Schedule to this Act shall be such (if any) as could have been claimed if this Act had not been passed." He had put this Amendment down to make it quite clear that it was a Consolidation Bill.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."245
§ MR. HICKS BEACH (Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury)
thought that the Amendment would carry out the intention to make this simply a Consolidation Bill, and he would be glad to assist the Government in carrying out their object.