HC Deb 04 December 1916 vol 88 cc766-7

Where the onus of rebuilding in accordance with the design of the corporation is thrown upon any individual or company and such individual or company cannot before rebuilding obtain a lease upon reasonable terms from those entitled to grant the same for a period covering the period of repayment of any necessary public loan, the corporation shall acquire the higher interest in such sites at a price to be fixed by an arbitrator appointed by the Local Government Board, and such individual or company shall be bound to take a lease of the premises from the corporation at a rent which will produce at least 5 per cent. upon the total amount of the outlay incurred by the corporation in connection with the acquisition with the acquisition of such higher interests.—[Mr. White.]

Clause brought up, and read the first time.


I beg to move "That the Clause be read a second time." I think this Motion would be an important addition to the machinery of the Act in connection with the beautification of Dublin.


I do not think there is any substantial benefit in this piece of machinery that would warrant me to run any risk of those whose interests are con-merned in this matter not being properly heard. For this reason I am unable to accept the Clause.

Motion and Clause, by leave, withdrawn.