HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 cc1771-2

It shall be lawful for the town council of any burgh to apply to the Board for an Order declaring that the provisions of Part II. of the Glasgow Corporation Order, 1918 (which relate to farmed-out houses), shall apply to the burgh, and the Board, if they are satisfied after such inquiry, if any, as they may think fit, that the circumstances and conditions of the burgh are such that it is desirable that those provisions should apply thereto, may make an Order so applying such provisions, with such modifications and adaptations as may appear to the Board to be necessary or desirable, and as from a date to be prescribed in the Order of the Board, the said provisions as so modified or adapted shall as respects that burgh have effect as if they were enacted in this Act.

Lords Amendment:

Leave out the words "town council," and insert instead thereof the words "local authority."

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.


I am not quite clear about this Amendment, and I think there is something wrong. With its insertion the opening words of the Clause will read," it shall be lawful for the local authority of any burgh."


This is immediately followed by another Amendment after Clause 48 which states that in this part of the Act the expression "local authority" means the local authority for the purpose of the Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1897.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Is this also carried out in respect of county councils?


This Clause applies to burghs only.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment:

After Clause 48, insert

(Definition of Local Authority.)

In this Part of this Act the expression "local authority" means the local authority for the purposes of the Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1897.

—Agreed to.