§ Bill read 3a (according to order).
On the Motion of The Lord CLONCURRY, the following new clause (A) inserted after Clause 2:—
The sixth section of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1883, shall be amended, and shall be read as if the words following were added at the end of the said section, 'And, save by agreement with the owner and occupier, such lands only shall be selected as immediately adjoin, and are accessible from, a then existing public road.'
§ New Clause agreed to.
Moved, in Clause 13, at end add—
And the Local Government Board may refuse to confirm a scheme or part of a scheme where a petition against the scheme shall be signed and lodged by ratepayers whose holdings, or the aggregate of whose holdings, are
valued under the Acts relating to the valuation of rateable property in Ireland at three-fourths of the whole annual value of any electoral division or townland included in the scheme and defined in the petition against the scheme."—(The Lord Cloncurry.)
§ Amendment agreed to.
Moved, to insert the following new Clause:—
No appointment made under this Act or under the said Acts shall be valid until it has received the sanction of the Local Government Board for Ireland."—(The Lord Viscount Midleton.)
§ LORD FITZGERALD
said, he was unable to accept the new clause, but was prepared to adopt one enabling the Local Government Board for Ireland to remove any officer appointed under the Act if necessary.
§ VISCOUNT MIDLETON
said, he was quite willing to withdraw his clause in favour of the proposal of the noble and learned Lord.
§ New Clause (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
§ On the Motion of The Lord FITZGERALD, the following Amendment made:—
§ (Power to remove officers.)
(C.) Any officer or person appointed to any office or place under the Act, or under the said Acts, may be removed from such office or place by the Local Government Board for Ireland.
§ (Repeal of 48 & 49 Vict. c. 77, s. 6.)
(D.) The sixth section of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1885, shall be, and is hereby repealed.
§ Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.