HC Deb 18 November 1918 vol 110 c3309

The power of making Regulations under the Defence of the Realm (Consolidation) Act, 1914, as amended by any subsequent enactment, shall include power to make Regulations authorising the Commissioners of Works to take possession of any land, including buildings thereon, which the Minister of Labour may certify to be required, in conection with any scheme of demobilisation, for the purposes of employment exchanges or the accommodation of the staff of any Department of the Ministry constituted for reinstating in civil life persons who, during the present War, have been serving in His Majesty's Forces or otherwise engaged in work of national importance.

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. G. Roberts)

I beg to move, after the word "Works" ["Commissioner of Works"], to insert the words or, as respects Ireland, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland.

Amendment agreed to

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 2 [Short Title] ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill reported; as amended, considered; read the third time, and passed.