HC Deb 23 November 1920 vol 135 cc387-8

Where the occupation of a dwelling-house, forming part of a holding to which the Act of 1908 applies has been allowed by the tenant of the holding to a workmen employed by him in agriculture on the holding, whether the occupation is under a contract of tenancy or not, and the occupation is terminated on account of the termination by the tenant of the holding of the employment of the workman, the provisions of Section seven of this Act shall (subject as hereinafter provided and so far as the same are capable of application) apply as if the dwelling-house were a holding and, where there is no contract of tenancy, as if the person allowing the dwelling-house to be so occupied were the landlord and the occupier were the tenant, and the notice to terminate the occupation were a notice to quit:


I beg to move, after the word "dwelling-house" ["Where the occupation of a dwelling-house"], to insert the words "including a garden attached thereto."

We have had a long discussion about the compensation to be paid to allotment holders, and this particular Clause deals with the compensation to labourers when they are given notice. In the case of labourers who occupy tied houses very often their garden is a thing of great value to them. I think they are entitled to compensation when given notice to quit, and for having to quit their garden. The Clause as it appears on the Paper simply says, "Where a dwelling-house," and later on the words are, "if the dwelling-house or garden." The right hon. Gentleman said he put in those words because it was not necessary as the words "or garden" did not occur in the earlier part of the Amendment. I think it is important that compensation should be paid for the garden as well as the house.


I beg to second this Amendment.


I shall be glad to accept this Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: After the word "dwelling-house" ["apply as if the dwelling-house were a holding, and"] to insert the words "including a garden attached thereto."—[Captain Fitzroy.]

Bill to be read the Third time upon Thursday, and to be printed. [Bill 242.]