§ Order for Consideration, as amended (in the Standing Committee), read.
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)
I beg to move.That the Bill be recommitted to a Committee of the whole House in respect of the Amendments standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. Secretary Adam-son to Clause 2, page 3, line 21, Clause 4, page 4, line 13, Schedule 2, page 40, line 41, Schedule 2, page 41, line 30, Schedule 3, page 42, line 35, and Schedule 3, page 43, line 12.The re-committal of this Bill is a purely formal proceeding to give effect to a pledge given by the Under-Secretary during the Committee stage. On all hands I have been pressed to remedy an injustice which is possible under the present law whereby a proprietor may have 100 per cent. deducted from his compensation if the local authorities should decree that the land in future is to be reserved as an open space. This is clearly unfair to an individual proprietor, and we have met the difficulty by ensuring that no one will get less than site value. Everyone has agreed that this safeguard should be inserted.
§ Bill accordingly considered in Committee.
§ [Mr. ROBERT YOUNG in the Chair.]