HC Deb 26 July 1935 vol 304 cc2215-6

Lords Amendment: In page 60, line 30, at the end, insert: (2) Subsection (3) of section nineteen of the Act of 1930 shall have effect, and shall be deemed always to have had effect, as if for the reference therein to service of a demolition order made thereunder there had been substituted a reference to service of a copy of the order.


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

This Amendment was made to meet a point raised by the Association of Municipal Corporations. The Bill provides that a copy of a demolition order instead of the original order may be served on the persons concerned. This Amendment is necessary since there is only one original order and there may be more than one person to be served. The Association have pointed out that in some cases local authorities have served copies in the past, and unless this procedure is regularised by making this Amendment of the law retrospective, litigation may ensue. Accordingly this Amendment makes the change retrospective and the present provision in the sixth Schedule is repealed.