§ Considered in Committee.
§ Clause 1:
§ MR. WILLIAM RUTHERFORD
said that this was a very big Bill with a tremendous number of clauses. Was it right and fair to take a matter of that sort at that time in the morning? Of course, if it was to go on he dared say some of them could get a copy of the Bill before they got through its many clauses. He hoped the Government would consent to report progress, taking instead of it Navy and Army Expenditure, 1906–7, Committee.
§ THE TREASURER OF THE HOUSEHOLD (Sir EDWARD STRACHEY,) Somersetshire, S.
urged the hon. Member not to press his objection. The Bill was a purely consolidation Bill, which was desired by agriculturists on both sides of the House. There was one Amendment to make matters clear.
§ Clause agreed to.
§ Clauses 3 to 41 agreed to.
§ Clause 42:
In page 20, line 41, at end, to insert the words '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 hail not been passed."— (Sir Edward Strachey.)
§ Question proposed, "That those words be there inserted."
§ MR. CARLILE
asked whether the Amendment removed words put in in the other House in order to reinstate the Bill in the condition in which it left the House of Commons.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY
said the only object of the Amendment was to make it quite clear that the law was not altered.
§ Amendment agreed to1060
§ Clause, as amended, agreed to.
§ Remaining clauses agreed to.
§ Schedules agreed to.
§ Bill reported with an Amendment; as amended to be considered to-morrow.