Lords Amendment: In page 47, line 27, leave out from the word "entitled" in line 27 to the word "to" in line 28, and insert:
on the fifteenth day of May in each year.
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I beg to move, "That the House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."
This and a number of Amendments which follow it on the Paper all hang together and are for the purpose of stereotyping the indirect relief to occupiers of agricultural land in the first year. That has been done in order to meet criticisms from the other side of the House and from other quarters as to the possibilities of an inducement to raise the rates on the part of the community. The effect will also be to simplify the method of dealing with large estates containing numbers of small properties, and it will make the work of the local authorities simpler and less expensive.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords Amendments to page 49, line 33, agreed to.