HC Deb 02 July 1935 vol 303 c1802

8.58 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 39, line 5, to leave out "demolished," and to insert "vacated."

Sub-section (2) of the Clause as it stands applies only to a controlled house which, under the proposals submitted by an owner to the local authority, is to be demolished. The owner's proposals, however, for redevelopment might entail, not the demolition of the house, but its reconstruction for other purposes. It seems reasonable, I think the House will agree, that where this is the case the local authority should be enabled to give a certificate that under the Sub-section suitable alternative accommodation will be provided, that is to say, in the case where the house will no longer be available. The Amendment has been accordingly put down in order to meet not only the case where the house is demolished, but also the case where the house is to be reconstructed. This is a simple point, and I do not think I need say any more about it.

Amendment agreed to.