HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 c1226

(3) For the purposes of this Act, except where the context otherwise requires, the expression "building" includes machinery and plant fixed or attached to the building; the expression "common" shall include any land subject to be enclosed under the Inclosure Acts, 1845 to 1882, and any town or village green, and any other land subject to any right of common; the expression "open space ' shall mean any land laid out as a public garden or used for the purposes of public recreation; and the expression "allotment" shall mean any allotment set out for any public purpose under an Inclosure Act or award.


I beg to move in Subsection (3), after the word "garden," to insert the words "public park."

I move this Amendment at the instance of the Glasgow Corporation. It may be suggested that the phrase "used for the purposes of public recreation" would sufficiently cover a "public park," but it is not certain. I do not see how the insertion of these words could do any harm, and I think it would place the point beyond dispute For these reasons I hope the Solicitor-General will see his way to' accept my Amendment.


I accept the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.