HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 cc1238-9

Where a building owner has a lease for a shorter period than that necessary to get an advance from the Corporation and where he has come to an agreement with those possessed of the higher interests as to the price they will take for their respective interests, if there be more than one, the Corporation may advance money for the purchase of such higher interest or interests if, in their opinion, as a Consequence of this so lending, it will lead to the erection of a more costly and substantial building and one that will add to the architectural beauty of the city.—[Mr. White.]

Clause brought up, and read the first time.


I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a second time." It is a simple Clause, and yet it is very valuable. I do not think it requires any word of support, and I do not know that any arguments can be used against it. All parties are agreeable to the corporation advancing the money.


I beg to second the Motion.


This is obviously outside the scope of the Bill and beyond anything that can be found in the existing law. I cannot conceive it is necessary. It is not a matter for which any assent of the ratepayers of Dublin has been obtained, nor, so far as I am aware, can any precedent be found in the general law relating to municipal corporations. Therefore, I cannot accept it.

Question put, and negatived.