HC Deb 14 February 1940 vol 357 c896
Brigadier-General Brown

I beg to move, in page 13, line 33, after "required," to insert: and after giving notice to the occupier, at all reasonable times.

10.17 p.m.

Mr. Ramsbotham

It always gives me great pain to refuse an anticipation of my hon. and gallant Friend, but I am afraid I cannot accept his Amendment, for this reason. These are in the main war emergency provisions, and it might be necessary for officers of the drainage authority to enter on to the land at very short notice. The result of the Amendment would be to hold up the work of inspection and the consequent progress of the scheme. It would lead to all sorts of hold-ups and delays which I am sure my hon. and gallant Friend would be the last to desire.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.