HC Deb 02 July 1935 vol 303 c1804

I beg to move, in page 43, line 33, after "Department," to insert on an application for an authorisation under this section being made to them by the owner of the land and the authority. This is little more than a drafting Amendment to make it plain that Clause 58, which deals with arrangements where acquisition of land in clearance areas is found to be unnecessary, shall only operate when all the parties are in agreement. The Department can only take the action provided for in the Clause for relieving an authority from the necessity of purchasing land in a clearance area when the owner of the land and the authority are in agreement that purchase is not necessary, and make a joint application to the Department under the Clause. I think that it is unnecessary to say more, except that the rest of the Amendments are also drafting Amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 44, line 9, leave out "enter into such agreements," and insert: discontinue proceedings for the purchase of the land on their being satisfied that such agreements have been or will be entered into by all necessary parties.

In line 15, leave out from "1930," to the end of the paragraph.

In line 17, leave out from "Where," to "shall," in line 19, and insert: an agreement has been entered into with the local authority for the purposes of this section, the authority.

In line 21, at the end, insert: (3) Sub-section (3) of section ten of the Act of 1930 shall cease to have effect."—[Mr. Skelton.]