§ (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (6) of the First Schedule to the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909, any order for the compulsory acquisition of land which is duly submitted after the date of the passing of this Act, and before the expiration of two years from that date, by a local authority under the provisions of Part I. of the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909, may be confirmed by the Local Government Board without a public inquiry.
§ Major ASTOR
I beg to move, at the end, to add(4) The Amendments to the said Schedule effected by this Act shall apply to that Schedule as originally enacted but not as applied by any other enactment.The object of this Amendment is to make it quite clear what procedure should be adopted by an education authority in the acquisition of land for the purpose of erecting schools. By the Education Act which was passed last year, 1918, the procedure to be followed by education authorities when acquiring land for the purpose of erecting schools was laid down by reference to the First Schedule of the Housing Act of 1909. That Schedule is amended by the Housing Bill which is now before the House, as far as procedure goes. It was not quite clear, as the Bill came down here, which procedure should be adopted by education authorities when they were acquiring land for the erection of schools, and this is intended to make it clear.
§ Amendment agreed to.