§ House in Committee (on Re-commitment) (according to Order).
§ Clause 10 (Reservations or Exceptions to go with the Rent).
THE EARL OF DONOUGHMORE
moved the addition of certain words to the clause, with a view to refer sales of Reservations 796 of Minerals to a Judge of the Landed Estates Court for his sanction.
THE EARL OF BELMORE
said, that he thought that the best thing to do with the clause was to omit it altogether. Here was a Bill to provide for the sale of certain fixed rents by a tenant for life, the proceeds to be invested for the good of the estate. There was no objection to that, as any accountant could compute the value of such rent; but this clause provided that all exceptions and reservations, such as minerals and other royalties, might also be sold. These royalties might be of very little value now, but it was impossible to tell what the value of them might be hereafter, and how much the remainderman might be damaged. He hoped his noble Friend would not press the clause, of which he moved the ommission.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ On Question, That the Clause as amended stand Part of the Bill? Resolved in the Affirmative.
§ Amendments made: The Report thereof to be received on Monday next; and Bill to be printed as amended. (No. 134.)