HC Deb 26 July 1935 vol 304 cc2219-20

Lords Amendment: In page 65, line 11, after "loss," insert "involving a personal hardship."

Mr. DEPUTY - SPEAKER (Captain Bourne)

I have to call the attention of the House to the fact that this Amendment raises a question of Privilege.

1.8 p.m.


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

Before the Bill left this House power was given to local authorities to use their discretionary powers of compensation under Section 41 of the 1930 Act for shopkeepers who suffered loss owing to the operation of the Measure. That provision was extended to give the same discretionary power to a local authority in respect of shops which were just outside the area. The point was made that it was not the intention to give any discretionary compensation in the case of multiple shops. This Amendment, limiting the discretionary powers of compensation to cases which involve personal hardship, will cut out the multiple shops.

Question put, and agreed to. [Special entry.]

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to. [One with special entry.]