HC Deb 18 July 1919 vol 118 c844

So much of Section eleven of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1906, as relates to the payment of compensation in respect of land into the County Court instead of into the High Court, and to the making of County Court rules shall apply in the case of land acquired by a local authority under the Housing Acts in like manner as in the case of land acquired by a district council under the Labourers Acts. —[Mr. Denis Henry.]

Brought up, and read the first time.


I beg to move That the Clause be read a second time. The object of this proposal is to carry out the suggestion made by the hon. and learned Member for East Donegal (Mr. Kelly) during the Committee stage of this Bill. It proposes to extend to the Housing of the Working Classes (Ireland) Bill the same provision as already exists in Ireland in the case of land acquired in rural districts for the purpose of the Labourers Acts, and it enables small sums of money not exceeding £100 to be lodged in the County Court for the purpose of acquiring land by local authorities instead of requiring that it should be lodged in the High Court, the idea being to make the acquisition of land so much cheaper for the local authorities. I hope the new Clause will be accepted, as it will tend to reduce the cost of the acquisition of land in the case of plots required for the housing of the working classes.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause accordingly read a second time, and added to the Bill.