HC Deb 22 July 1914 vol 65 cc599-601

2.—(1) The Lands Clauses Acts shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be incorporated with this Act, with the following exceptions and modifications:—

  1. (a) The provisions relating to the sale of superfluous land and Section one hundred and thirty-three of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845 (relating to Land Tax and Poor Rate), shall not be incorporated with this Act:
  2. (b) In the construction of the Acts incorporated with this Act the Council shall be deemed to be the promoters of the undertaking, and this Act shall be deemed to be the special Act:
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  4. (c) All claims for compensation made upon the Council under this Act, or any Act incorporated with this Act, shall, if the person claiming has no greater interest in the land in respect of which compensation is claimed than as tenant from year to year or as a leaseholder for any term of which not more than eighteen months remain unexpired at the time at which the claim is made, be determined in manner provided by Section one hundred and twenty-one of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845:
  5. (d) In settling any question of disputed purchase money or compensation under this Act the court or person settling the same shall not award any sum of money for or in respect of any improvement, alteration, or building made or erected, or for or in respect of any interest in the lands created, after the twenty-ninth day of July nineteen hundred and thirteen, if, in the opinion of such court or person, the improvement, alteration, or building, or the creation of the interest in respect of which the claim is made, was not reasonably necessary and was made or created with a view to obtaining or increasing compensation under this Act

(2) The powers of the Council for the compulsory purchase of lands under this Act shall cease after the expiration of three years from the passing of this Act.


I beg to move, in Sub-section (2), to leave out the word "three" and to insert instead thereof the word "two."

The object of the Amendment is to say that the work is to be carried out in two years instead of three. It is a small Amendment, but I hope my hon. Friend can see his way to meet me upon that point.

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

I cannot promise to take the Amendment here, but I undertake that it shall be very favourably considered when the Bill reaches another place.

Bill reported without Amendment; read the third time, and passed.