HC Deb 08 May 1916 vol 82 cc430-1

Any officer or man of His Majesty's Forces who is the tenant of any premises under a tenancy from year to year, or for any longer period, may apply to the county court, or in Scotland the sheriff court, for the district in which he usually resides, or in which such premises are situate, in such manner as may be prescribed by rules or directions under the principal Act, for leave to determine such tenancy, and upon any such application being made, the Court may in its absolute discretion, after considering all the circumstances of the case and the position of all the parties, by order authorise the applicant to determine the tenancy by such notice and upon such conditions as the Court thinks fit, and thereupon such tenancy may, notwithstanding any provision in the tenancy agreement or lease, be determined accordingly.


I beg to move, at the end of the Clause, to add the words,

"Provided that if in the case of any tenancy to which this Section applies the landlord shall give notice in writing to the tenant offering to determine such tenancy at the expiration of three months from the date of the notice and the tenant shall not, within one calendar month after the date of the notice, accept such offer, then this Section shall cease to apply to such tenancy."

I will not make any observations, as I understand that the Solicitor-General is prepared to accept the Amendment.


It is difficult to know what these words mean. I have not a copy of the Emergency Powers Amendment Bill in my possession just now. We were not told—

It being Eleven o'Clock, the Chairman left the Chair to make his report to the House.

Committee report Progress; to sit again to-morrow.

The remaining Orders were read and potstponed.