HC Deb 21 July 1961 vol 644 c1624

Lords Amendment: In page 14, line 17, leave out subsection (2).

11.30 a.m.

Mr. Vane

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

This Amendment does not alter the meaning of the Bill in any way. It comes to be moved now because, since the Bill was drafted, the Land Compensation Act, 1961, has reached the Statute Book. The Act consolidates the 1919 Act and certain other enactments, and in so doing applies the rules of determining compensation to all compulsory acquisitions, irrespective of the kind of authority acquiring the land. The Act no longer limits compensation rules to acquisition by certain bodies, as did the 1919 Act, but applies them to any compulsory acquisition. There is thus no longer any need for this subsection to remain in the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.