HC Deb 30 April 1947 vol 436 cc1959-2129


Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment proposed [29th April] on Consideration of Bill, as amended (in the Standing Committee and on recommittal).

Which Amendment was in page line 30, at the end, to insert: Provided that if any person is aggrieved by the proposal to purchase any land compulsorily on the ground that such land belongs to him and forms an essential part of the premises upon which he carries on a trade or business and was acquired in relation thereto he may within twenty-eight days from the date on which he receives notice of the proposal to purchase such land compulsorily make an application to the High Court and the Court may if in its opinion it is unreasonable in the circumstances that such land should be compulsorily acquired direct that it should not be so acquired."—[Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe.]

Question again proposed, "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."

3.45 p.m.

Mr. David Renton (Huntingdon)

When the House adjourned at two o'clock this morning, I was saying that reference to the High Court on matters affecting compulsory acquisition of land was necessary owing to the paradoxes in this Bill in regard to the basis of compensation when land is acquired compulsorily. I had not time fully to develop my argument then, but I will endeavour in a few words to explain, particularly for the benefit of the Solicitor-General, who I think, is principally concerned with the Amendment, the point which I am trying to make. The House will remember that under Clause 8 of the Bill, the 1939 value is to be applied when land is bought compulsorily by the Commission otherwise than when acquiring a transport business. But under Clause 46 (2) when the Commission is acquiring transport business, any property other than vehicles—and that means, possibly, any land such as a garage—will have to be paid for not at the 1939 value, but at the amount which it would fetch in the open market at the date of transfer, which might easily be very much higher.

Under Clause 8, it is difficult for us to tell with much precision what is going to happen, because we do not know very much about the Minister's intention with regard to the setting up of garages, repair depots, and so fourth, for the large number of vehicles, goods and passenger, which the Commission will be acquiring. The Parliamentary Secretary did however say in Committee that he anticipated that Clause 8 would be used for buying garages. His words were: it is essential that the Commission should have the power as given under Clause 8. It might be essential for it to purchase a garage in a convenient place, in, or close to, a convenient town."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, Standing Committee B, 4th March, 1947, c. 546.] There seems to arise from that, a very serious danger that the Commission when not acquiring a transport business in its entirety, or, indeed, not acquiring any vehicles at all, might nevertheless decide to purchase some of the land, and get it at the 1939 values, and thereby handicap the people carrying on the business. I am sure that the Solicitor-General and the House will agree that that would be most unfair. Indeed, it would be the ruination of a business by an underhand method, and it is hard to believe that such a thing has ever been intended by the Government. But we should at least know what the Minister's reactions are to such a possibility. It is legally possible under the Bill as it stands for the notice of acquisition of a transport business to be postponed with the effect that the premises might be bought under Clause 8. The business being handicapped without its premises, might depreciate most terribly in value. Notice of acquisition might at a later date be served and, of course, the compensation payable when the business has gone down in that way would be negligible.

My next point concerns the acquisition of hotels. Under Clause 2, (1, d) the Commission has great power. It has power— in places within Great Britain where their passengers may require them, to provide both for their passengers and for other persons hotels, hostels, other living accommodation and places for refreshment; How is the Commission going to exercise that power? It is dealt with under Clause 46, but it is a question of the power being used under the compulsory purchase provisions of Clause 8 being brought into operation. In that way, a large number of hotels and restaurants could be bought over by the Commission, and 1939 values paid. I do not know whether or not the Minister contemplated that that would be legally possible under the Bill, but it seems to me that that would be so, because when power to buy land is given, I assume that it also means power to buy buildings on the land. There is no definition of land in the Bill, but in other Acts of Parliament land has been defined as including buildings upon it. When we are faced with such great threats to so many people, is it asking too much that cases of doubt or grievance should be referred by those people to courts of law, so that the matter may be dealt with justly and fairly by His Majesty's judges? For these reasons, I ask my hon. Friends to press this Amendment very strongly.

The Solicitor - General (Sir Frank Soskice)

This Amendment was debated in some detail early today and, when the House rose, the hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Renton) had just put a question to me upon which I think the whole basis of his argument hinges. Today, he has enumerated various instances in which he thinks, or suggests, that justice might be affected because of the basis of compensation for which provision is made. He assumed for the purpose of his argument that the basis of compensation would be 1939 prices. I do not know whether hon. Members have noticed that there is on the Order Paper a proposed Amendment to the Town and Country Planning Bill, to amend Section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act of 1944. Hon. Gentlemen will remember that the 1939 prices, in cases of compulsory acquisition, are fixed by the provisions of Section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944. The Amendment to which I refer and which I hope, in due course, the House will think proper to accept, provides that instead of the 1939 prices, those which are to be taken for the purpose of Section 57 are to be current prices subject to certain limitations, To put it briefly and in general terms, they are to be current prices less the development charge—less the value which attaches to the land by reason of its development possibilities. As hon. Members know, that particular value is being paid for by the £300 million which is provided for in the Town and Country Planning Bill.

Mr. Assheton (City of London)


The Solicitor-General

I said "paid for" and the right hon. Gentleman said "partly." That is a matter of opinion. That is the basic figure to pay for the value of land, and the current value is substituted apart from that limitation, for the 1939 value. That is the answer to the question of the hon. Gentleman the Member for Huntingdon. I think I am right in assuming that because of that answer, a great deal of the anomaly which he sought to make out would arise in the instances recounted by him, will not in fact arise.

Mr. Renton

I entirely agree with the Solicitor-General that so far as my arguments are concerned I am completely satisfied. My arguments have been answered; but, of course, the other arguments remain.

The Solicitor-General

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for what he has said. I will not take up any further time with that aspect of the question. I feel sure that hon. Members do not want me to review the arguments which were addressed to us early today. I would, however, summarise them very briefly as I see them. Apart from the case made by the hon. Member for Huntingdon, the argument made was really based upon this hypothesis; that when we get what is really no more than a trading corporation, we should not give preferential treatment to that trading corporation at the expense of other trading corporations without, at any rate, giving the right to the other trading corporations to test the matter before the courts.

In the first place it is not as if we were dealing with a trading corporation at all. No -doubt, this corporation will trade, but, after all, the Transport Commission is a great public undertaking which has a responsibility to each and every citizen in this country for the conduct of the transport industry in the United Kingdom. It is not in any sense comparable with a private concern, in competition with another private concern as to which it can be said that the court should resolve any dispute, difference or clash of interest arising between them. Under the terms of the Acquisition of Land Act, 1946, in the case of local authorities there is no such recourse. Under the terms of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, in the case of planning authorities there is no such recourse. 1n the case of the Departments mentioned in the 1946 Act, again there is no such recourse. It is not as if we are starting upon a matter which is res integra. This is a matter which has been codified by the terms of the 1946 Act, which is designed to set out a code, as the Parliamentary Secretary said yesterday. It is code which has been approved by the House primarily for the purpose of local authorities. Why should local authorities be placed in a situation different from that of the Transport Commission with regard to this problem?

In the case of the Transport Commission, the determining consideration in a decision whether or not a particular plot of land should be acquired, must be the public interest. The question is, can the Transport Commission discharge its public function in developing and carrying on the transport industry more efficiently by acquiring or not acquiring a particular piece of land? If the answer is "Yes," then obviously I submit the Commission should have the power to acquire upon payment of compensation. Compensation, of course, is to be paid. Which is the most appropriate organ to decide whether or not the public interest requires it? Surely, it is the Commission which, in the interests of the public, is charged with the duty of carrying on the transport industry. I put it to the House that it is something in the nature of an unnecessary duplication to submit to the Courts a matter which is peculiarly one for the decision of the Transport Commission when what the Commission has to decide is whether the public interest requires that a particular plot of land should be acquired.

If it is necessary for the purpose of the Transport Commission that it should have that land at its disposal I put it to the House that it ought to have these powers. It ought to have them so long as it exercises them bona fide, and does not act from any indirect or malicious motive.. The 1946 Act required that the person affected shall have his case considered by the machinery of the Act and not by a completely independent body, but the point of that Act is to provide that what the person has to say in his own defence, should not go unheard. He will be heard and his representations will be taken into account.

Therefore, I ask the House to say that the major case in favour of this Amend- ment has collapsed because it was based upon a mistaken view in regard to what the compensation should be. With re. Bard to the rest of the case, when one bears in mind the nature of the Commission and the task with which it is entrusted on behalf of the public, it follows that it should be the decision of the Commission, subject to a hearing being given to the person affected, which should determine whether or not a particular plot of land should be acquired. For those reasons, I say that it is perfectly proper that the Commission should have the right, subject to following up the necessary procedure, to acquire land provided the necessary compensation is paid. I ask the House to say that the Clause should stand as it is.

Mr. Assheton

There are 123 Clauses and 15 Schedules in this Bill and we are still at Clause 8. Eheu! fugaces, Soskice. Soskice.

Mr. Sparks (Acton)

Would the right hon. Gentleman speak in English so that hon. Members can understand?

Mr. Assheton

The learned Solicitor-General used the words "res integra."

The Solicitor-General

I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will not add the word labuntur.

Mr. Assheton

I am afraid I cannot accept the argument which the learned Solicitor-General has put before the House. Of course, I am glad to learn that the 1939 price level is not intended to apply to this Bill, though my hon. Friend the Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Renton) could not necessarily have been aware of the proceedings on the Town and Country Planning Bill as he has been so actively engaged upstairs with the rest of us on the Transport Bill. I accept the statement that it is the intention of the Government that that shall become law. Judging by the experience of the last few months, the intentions of the Government with regard to these matters have been implemented.

I do not think that the learned Solicitor-General really met the other point which hon. Gentlemen behind me take so seriously. It is admitted that land includes the buildings upon it. Here, we are giving the Transport Commission power to purchase compulsorily any land, and that means any buildings upon the land. The Transport Commission may take a fancy to a garage or hotel owned by some private interest which is in competition with it. It would be rather like giving the "Co-ops" the right to buy compulsorily small shops, to which they took a fancy, and I do not think that hon. Members on this side of the House

should be expected to agree to that proposition. I do not propose to argue the matter further. The issue between us is clear, and I can only advise my hon. Friends to press this matter to a Division.

Question put, "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."

The House divided: Ayes. 131: Noes, 266.

Division No. 159.] AYES. [4.1 p.m.
Aitken, Hon. Max Hare, Hon. J. H. (Woodbridge) Nield, B. (Chester)
Amory, D. Heathcoat Harris, H. Wilson Noble, Comdr. A. H. P
Assheton, Rt. Hon. R. Harvey, Air-Comdre. A. V Nutting, Anthony
Baldwin, A. E. Haughton, S. G. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Barlow, Sir J. Head, Brig. A. H. Peake, Rt. Hon. O
Beamish, Maj. T. V. H. Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir C. Peto, Brig. C. H. M
Beechman, N. A. Henderson, John (Cathcart) Pickthorn, K.
Bennett, Sir P Holmes, Sir J. Stanley (Harwich) Ponsonby, Col. C. E.
Birch, Nigel Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport) Poole, O B. S. (Oswestry)
Boothby, R. Hulbert, Wing-Comdr. N. J Prescott, Stanley
Bowen, R. Hutchison, Lt.-Cdr. Clark (Edin'gh, W.) Prior-Palmer, Brig. O
Boyd-Carpenter, J. A. Jeffreys, General Sir G. Rayner, Brig. R
Bromley-Davenport, Lt.-Col. W Joynson-Hicks, Lt.-Cdr. Hon. L. W. Reed, Sir S. (Aylesbury)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Keeling, E. H. Renton, D
Bullock, Capt. M. Kendall, W. D. Roberts, Maj. P. G. (Ecclesall)
Byers, Frank Kingsmill, Lt.-Col. W. H Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.)
Clifton-Brown, Lt.-Col. G. Lambert, Hon. G. Ropner, Col. L.
Cole, T. L. Lancaster, Col. C. G. Ross, Sir R.
Conant, Maj. R. J. E. Legge-Bourke, Maj. E. A. H. Salter, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A
Cooper-Key, E. M. Linstead, H. N. Scott, Lord W.
Crosthwaite-Eyre, Col. O. E Lipson, D. L. Shepherd, S. (Newark)
Crowder, Capt. J. F. E. Lloyd, Selwyn (Wirral) Spearman, A. C. M.
Cuthbert, W. N. Low, Brig. A. R. W. Spence, H. R.
Darling, Sir W. Y. Lucas-Tooth, Sir H. Stanley, Rt. Hon. O.
Davies, Clement (Montgomery) Lyttelton, Rt. Hon. O. Strauss, H. G. (English Universities)
Digby, S. W. MacAndrew, Col. Sir C Stuart, Rt. Hon. J. (Moray)
Dodds-Parker, A. D. McCallum, Maj. D. Sutcliffe, H.
Dower, E. L. G. (Caithness) Macdonald, Sir P. (Isle of Wight) Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Drayson, G. B. Mackeson, Brig. H. R. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (P'dd'ton, S.)
Drewe, C. McKie, J. H. (Galloway) Teeling, William
Duthie. W. S Maclay, Hon. J. S. Thorneycroft, G. E P. (Monmouth)
Eden, Rt. Hon. A Macmillan, Rt. Hon. Harold (Bromley) Thorp, Lt.-Col R. A. F
Erroll, F. J. Macpherson, Maj, N. (Dumfries) Touche, G. C.
Foster, J. G. (Northwich) Maitland, Comdr. J. W. Vane, W. M. F.
Fox, Sir G. Manningham-Buller, R. E. Wadsworth, G.
Fraser, Sir I. (Lonsdale) Marsden, Capt. A. Walker-Smith, D.
Galbraith, Cmdr. T. D. Marshall, D. (Bodmin) Ward, Hon. G. R.
George, Lady M. Lloyd (Anglesey) Marshall, S. H. (Sutton) Wheatley, Colonel M. J.
Glyn, Sir R. Medlicott, F. Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Gomme-Duncan, Col. A. G Mellor, Sir J. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Grant, Lady Morris, Hopkin (Carmarthen) York, C.
Granville, E. (Eye) Morrison, Maj. J. G. (Salisbury)
Gridley, Sir A. Mott-Radclyffe, Maj. C. E. TELLERS FOR THE AYES
Grimston, R. V. Neven-Spence, Sir B. Commander Agnew and
Gruffydd, Prof. W. J Nicholson, G Mr. Studholme
Adams, Richard (Balham) Berry, H Butler, H. W. (Hackney. S.)
Adams, W. T. (Hammersmith, South) Beswick, F. Callaghan, James
Allen, A. C. (Bosworth) Bing, G. H. C. Castle, Mrs. B. A.
Allen, Scholefield (Crewe) Binns, J. Chamberlain, R. A.
Alpass, J. H. Blackburn, A. R. Champion, A. J.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Blyton, W. R. Chater, D.
Attewell, H. C. Bottomley, A. G. Chetwynd, G. R.
Attlee, Rt Hon. C R Bowden, Flg.-Offr. H. W. Clitherow, Dr. R.
Austin, H. L Bowles, F. G. (Nuneaton) Cocks, F. S.
Awbery, S. S. Braddock, Mrs. E. M. (L'pl, Exch'ge) Collindridge, F
Ayrton Gould, Mrs. B Braddock, T. (Mitcham) Collins, V. J.
Bacon, Miss A Bramall, Major E. A. Colman, Miss G. M
Balfour, A. Brook, D. (Halifax) Comyns, Dr. L
Barnes, Rt. Hon A. J. Brown, George (Belper) Cook, T. F.
Barstow, P. G Brown, T. J. (Ince) Cooper, Wing-Comdr. G
Barton, C. Bruce, Major D. W. T Corlett, Dr. J.
Battley, J. R. Buchanan, G Cove, W. G.
Bechervaise, A E Burden, T. W. Crawley, A
Benson, G. Burke, W. A. Daggar, G
Davies, Edward (Burslem) Kinley, J. Robertson, J. J. (Berwick)
Davies, Ernest (Enfield) Kirkwood, D. Ross, William (Kilmarnock)
Davies, Harold (Leek) Lavers, S. Sargood, R.
Davies, Haydn (St. Pancras, S.W.) Lee, F. (Hulme) Scollan, T.
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Lee, Miss J. (Cannock) Scott-Elliot, W.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Leslie, J R. Shackleton, E. A A.
Deer, G. Levy, B. W. Sharp, Granville
Delargy, Captain H. J. Lewis, A. W. J. (Upton) Shawcross, C. N. (Widnes)
Diamond, J. Lewis, T. (Southampton) Shurmer, P.
Dobbie, W. Lipton, Lt.-Col. M. Silverman, S. S. (Nelson)
Dodds, N. N. Logan, D. G. Skeffington-Lodge, T. C.
Driberg, T. E. N. Longden, F. Smith, C. (Colchester)
Dugdale, J. (W. Bromwich) Lyne, A. W. Smith, H. N. (Nottingham, S.)
Dumpleton, C. W. McAdam, W. Smith, S. H. (Hull, S.W.)
Durbin, E. F. M. McEntee, V. La T Snow, Capt. J. W.
Dye, S. McGhee, H. G. Soskice, Maj. Sir F.
Ede, Rt. Hon. J. C. McKay, J. (Wallsend) Sparks, J. A.
Edelman, M. Mackay, R. W. G. (Hull, N.W.) Stamford, W.
Edwards, N. (Caerphilly) McKinlay, A. S. Stephen, C.
Evans, E. (Lowestoft) Maclean, N. (Govan) Stewart, Capt. Michael (Fulham, E.)
Evans, John (Ogmore) McLeavy, F. Strauss, G R. (Lambeth)
Evans, S. N. (Wednesbury) Macpherson, T. (Romford) Stubbs, A. E.
Ewart, R. Mallalieu, J. P. W. Swingler, S.
Farthing, W. J. Mann, Mrs. J. Sylvester, G. O.
Field, Captain W. J. Manning, C. (Camberwell, N.) Symonds, A. L.
Follick, M. Manning, Mrs. L. (Epping) Taylor, H. B. (Mansfield)
Foot, M. M. Marquand, H. A. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Forman, J. C. Mathers, G. Taylor, Dr. S. (Barnet)
Freeman, Maj. J. (Watford) Monslow, W. Thomas, D. E. (Aberdare)
Freeman, Peter (Newport) Montague, F. Thomas, George (Cardiff)
Gallacher, W. Moody, A. S. Thomson, Rt. Hn. G. R. (Ed'b'gh, E.)
Ganley, Mrs. C. S. Morley, R. Thorneycroft, Harry (Clayton)
Gibbins, J. Morris, Lt.-Col. H. (Sheffield, C.) Thurtle, Ernest
Gilzean, A. Morris, P. (Swansea, W.) Tiffany, S.
Gordon-Walker, P. C. Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Lewisham, E.) Timmons, J.
Greenwood, A. W. J. (Heywood) Mort, D. L. Titterington, M. F.
Grenfell, D. R. Moyle, A. Tolley, L.
Grey, C. F. Nally, W. Tomlinson, Rt. Hon. G.
Grierson, E. Naylor, T. E. Turner-Samuels, M.
Griffiths, D. (Rother Valley) Neal, H. (Claycross) Vernon, Maj. W. F.
Griffiths, W. D. (Moss Side) Nicholls, H. R. (Stratford) Viant, S. P.
Guest, Dr. L. Haden Noel-Baker, Capt. F. E. (Brentford) Wallace, G. D. (Chislehurst)
Gunter, R. J. Noel-Buxton, Lady Wallace, H. W. (Walthamstow, E.)
Guy, W. H. O'Brien, T. Warbey, W. N.
Haire, John E. (Wycombe) Oldfield, W. H. Watkins, T. E.
Hall, W. G. Oliver, G. H. Watson, W. M.
Hamilton, Lieut.-Col. R. Paling, Will T. (Dewsbury) Webb, M. (Bradford, C.)
Hannan, W. (Maryhill) Parkin, B, T. Weitzman, D.
Hardy, E. A. Paton, Mrs. F.(Rushcliffe) Wells P. L. (Faversham)
Harrison, J. Paton, J. (Norwich) Wells, W. T. (Walsall)
Hastings, Dr. Somerville Pearson, A. West, D. G.
Henderson, Joseph (Ardwick) Peart, Capt. T. F. White, H. (Derbyshire, N.E.)
Hicks, G. Piratin, P. Whiteley, Rt. Hon. W.
Hobson, C. R. Poole, Major Cecil (Lichfield) Wilkes, L.
Holman, P Popplewell, E. Wilkins, W. A.
Holmes, H. E. (Hemsworth) Porter, E. (Warrington) Willey, O. G. (Cleveland)
Hoy, J. Porter, G. (Leeds) Williams, D. J. (Neath)
Hubbard, T. Price, M. Philips Williams, J. L. (Kelvingrove)
Hudson, J. H. (Eating, W.) Pritt, D. N. Williams, Rt. Hon. T. (Don Valley)
Hughes, H. D. (Wolverhampton, W.) Proctor, W. T. Williams, W. R. (Heston)
Hynd, H. (Hackney, C.) Pryde, D. J. Williamson, T.
Janner, B. Pursey, Cmdr. H. Willis, E.
Jay, D. P. T. Randall, H. E. Wills, Mrs. E. A.
John, W. Ranger, J. Wise, Major F. J.
Jones, D. T. (Hartlepools) Rankin, J. Wyatt, W.
Jones, Elwyn (Plaistow) Reeves, J. Yates, V. F.
Jonas, J. H. (Bolton) Reid, T. (Swindon) Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Jones, P. Asterley (Hitchin) Rhodes, H. Younger, Hon. Kenneth
Keenan, W. Ridealgh, Mrs. M.
Kinghorn, Sqn.-Ldr. E. Roberts, Goronwy, (Caernarvonshire) Mr. Simmonds Mr. Daines.
  1. CLAUSE 12.—(Vesting of undertakings.) 10,180 words, 1 division
  2. c1993
  3. CLAUSE 13.—(Bodies whose undertakings are to vest in Commission.) 132 words
  4. cc1993-6
  5. CLAUSE 14.—(General effect of vesting of undertakings.) 1,211 words
  6. cc1996-8
  7. CLAUSE 15.—(Disclaimer of agreements.) 432 words
  8. c1998
  9. CLAUSE 16.—(Compensation.) 58 words
  10. cc1998-2007
  11. CLAUSE 17.—(Valuation of securities for compensation purposes.) 3,326 words
  12. c2007
  13. CLAUSE 18.—(Suspension of dividend payments, etc.) 135 words
  14. cc2007-21
  15. CLAUSE 20.—(Payments by Commission in respect of profits for period preceding date of transfer.) 5,877 words, 1 division
  16. cc2021-2
  17. CLAUSE 21.—(Application of sums received from Commission under last preceding section.) 488 words
  18. c2023
  19. CLAUSE 25.—(Application of preceding provisions to local authorities.) 12 words
  20. c2023
  21. CLAUSE 28.—(The Caledonian and Crinan Canals.) 17 words
  22. cc2023-5
  23. CLAUSE 35.—(Commission's licensing powers as to inland waterways.) 1,049 words
  24. cc2025-6
  25. CLAUSE 37.—(Schemes as to Railway Clearing House.) 268 words
  26. cc2026-71
  27. CLAUSE 38.—(Certain road transport undertakings to be acquired by Commission.) 19,270 words, 4 divisions
  28. c2071
  29. CLAUSE 40.—(Tests as to whether ordinary long-distance carriage for hire or reward predominates.) 122 words
  30. cc2072-3
  31. CLAUSE 44.—(General effect of notice of acquisition.) 293 words
  32. c2073
  33. CLAUSE 46.—(Amount of compensation.) 14 words
  34. c2073
  35. CLAUSE 47.—(Date and mode of payment of compensation.) 14 words
  36. c2073
  37. CLAUSE 49.—(Duty of transferor as to carrying on undertaking until transfer.) 70 words
  38. c2074
  39. CLAUSE 51.—(Additional restrictions on carriage of goods for hire or reward.) 29 words
  40. c2074
  41. CLAUSE 54.—(Appeals from decisions of licensing authorities.) 149 words
  42. c2074
  43. CLAUSE 61.—(Preparation and approval of area road transport schemes.) 65 words
  44. c2074
  45. CLAUSE 62.—(Contents of area road transport schemes.) 56 words
  46. c2074
  47. CLAUSE 64.—(Schemes as to harbours.) 17 words
  48. cc2075-9
  49. CLAUSE 64.—(Schemes as to harbours.) 915 words, 1 division
  50. c2079
  51. CLAUSE 66.—(Holyhead Harbour.) 17 words
  52. cc2079-80
  53. CLAUSE 68.—(Advisory Committee as to coastal shipping.) 340 words
  54. c2080
  55. CLAUSE 74.—(Contents of charges schemes.) 56 words
  56. c2080
  57. CLAUSE 75.—(Confirmation of charges schemes.) 53 words
  58. c2080
  59. CLAUSE 76.—(Alteration of charges schemes.) 70 words
  60. c2081
  61. CLAUSE 85.—(Provisions as to railway freight rebates.) 11 words
  62. c2081
  63. CLAUSE 87.—(British transport stock.) 27 words
  64. cc2081-2
  65. CLAUSE 90.—(General reserve.) 634 words, 1 division
  66. cc2082-4
  67. CLAUSE 93.—(General provisions as to terms and conditions of employment of staff, etc.) 1,003 words, 1 division
  68. cc2085-91
  69. CLAUSE 97.—(Special provisions as to railway and canal pension funds, etc.) 3,170 words, 4 divisions
  70. cc2091-104
  71. CLAUSE 99.—(Compensation to officers and servants in connection with transfers.) 5,359 words, 7 divisions
  72. cc2104-7
  73. CLAUSE 100.—(Compensation to officers and servants in other cases.) 1,760 words, 3 divisions
  74. cc2107-11
  75. CLAUSE 103.—(Procedure and enforcement of orders of arbitration tribunal.) 1,418 words, 2 divisions
  76. cc2111-2
  77. CLAUSE 111.—(Right of pre-emption for local authorities in certain cases.) 207 words
  78. c2112
  79. CLAUSE 113.—(Special provisions as to River Lee.) 60 words
  80. cc2113-26
  81. CLAUSE 120.—(Interpretation.) 6,200 words, 10 divisions
  82. c2127
  83. CLAUSE 121.—(Application to Scotland.) 177 words
  84. c2127
  85. THIRD SCHEDULE.—(Bodies whose undertakings are transferred to Commission.) 94 words
  86. cc2127-8
  87. FOURTH SCHEDULE.—(Securities to be replaced by British Transport Stock.) 169 words
  88. c2128
  89. FIFTH SCHEDULE.—(Issue of British Transport Stock in satisfaction of Railway or Canal compensation.) 28 words
  90. c2128
  91. EIGHTH SCHEDULE.—(Orders giving effect to Schemes.) 16 words
  92. cc2128-9
  93. TENTH SCHEDULE.—(Provisions as to the Transport Tribunal.) 173 words
  94. c2129
  96. c2129