HC Deb 21 July 1931 vol 255 cc1445-6

Section eleven of the Act of 1911 shall apply to buildings or other premises erected on a holding by or for a landholder whether a new holder or not, and the said section shall have effect as if the world 'landholder' were substituted for the words 'new holder':

Provided that, where any such buildings or premises were erected prior to the date when the rent payable at the commencement of this Act was fixed by the Land Court or agreed on by the parties, this section shall not operate to transfer from the landlord to the landholder any duty or liability until the arrival of the first term after the commencement of this Act as from which the rent payable can be altered by agreement or by the Land Court.


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."


I should like to say that, in my view, the Government have on this occasion taken the right course. I only hope that their wisdom will extend to some of their back benchers who keep on making unmannerly interruptions.


We were not consulted in any way with regard to this Clause. We feel considerable apprehension with regard to its effects on landholders in Scotland, and we take no responsibility for it.

Lords Amendment: In page 7, after new Clause A, insert