HC Deb 26 July 1935 vol 304 cc2216-7

Lords Amendment: In page 61, line 23, leave out "after the order has become operative"; and insert: between the date on which the order is (in the case of a clearance order) confirmed or (in the case of a demolition order) made and the date on which it becomes operative in relation to the building.


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

This is designed to remove a small defect in the Clause as drafted. As the Clause stands a local authority cannot give an owner notice that they intend to cleanse the building until after an order in relation to that building has become operative. That, of course, puts both the owner and the local authority in an awkward position. An owner must have received a formal notice to demolish his house by a certain specified date before the local authority can send him another notice saying that he must not demolish. He may already have entered into a, contract for its demolition before he receives the second notice from the local authorities. In these circumstances it is desirable that the notice of the local authority that they propose to cleanse the building before demolition should be served on the owner before the order for demolition becomes operative.

Lords Amendment: In page 62, line 13, at the end, insert: