HC Deb 26 July 1935 vol 304 c2191

Lords Amendment: In page 13, line 33, at the end, insert: (6) When the Minister's approval of a re-development plan has become operative and the plan comprises any land of the local authority, the provisions of this Act shall apply in relation to that land as if it had been land in the re-development area purchased by the Authority under this section.

11.45 a.m.


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

The House may remember that the powers of a local authority to deal with property in a re-development area are expressly related to land in the area purchased by the authority. There will, however, often be cases where the redevelopment area contains property already belonging to the local authority, and unless the authority have the same powers in relation to land belonging to them as they have in relation to land they purchase, they will be hampered in carrying out the re-development. It is for that reason that this new subsection has been inserted.