HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 c1234

No building or house damaged or destroyed, nor the land on which same stood, shall be assessed or liable to any poor rate or local rates from the twenty-fourth day of April, nineteen hundred and sixteen, until the expiration of one year from the rebuilding or restoration and occupation of said house or building.—[Mr. Clancy.]

Clause brought up, and read the first time.


I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a second time."

It seems to me that the proposal put forward is only elementary justice.


I beg to second the Motion.


The Clause is almost a contradiction in terms. It is open to the same objections and supported by the same considerations as a previous one. I would point out to the hon. Member who has moved it that there is a little redundancy in the second line, the words "poor rate or" might come out. In accepting the Clause thus amended I have gone as far as I can.

Question put, and agreed to.

Amendment made: Leave out the words "poor rate or."

Clause, as amended, ordered to be added to the Bill.