HC Deb 30 November 1928 vol 223 cc809-10

Order for Second Reading read.

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson)

I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a Second time."

2.0 p.m.

This Bill is a very small and non-contentious one. When the Act of 1925, dealing with land purchase, was passed, it was contemplated that, so 2.0 p.m. far as Northern Ireland was concerned, it would be completed by the final appointed day, which was 27th May, 1929. Owing to the fact that the number of holdings involved has proved to be very much larger than was originally estimated, we find it necessary to postpone the final day beyond that which was originally fixed. The first Clause of this Bill deals with the necessary consequential provisions amending the financial procedure under the 1925 Act and enabling the annuities to be paid by the tenant and the settlement to be made by the Commission with the vendors in accordance with the original Act. There is nothing in the Clause in the way of new legislation. Clauses 2 and 3 are small Clauses dealing with certain omissions in the Act of 1925 which, from the drafting point of view, was found not to have been quite satisfactory in these respects. Again there is nothing new in that.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a Second time, and Committed to a Standing Committee.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. DEPUTY - SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 3.

Adjourned at Two Minutes after Two o'Clock, until Monday next, 3rd December.