HL Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 cc1675-7

Property Funds and Costs of County Council.

Clause 65 (Transfer of county property and liabilities).

On the Motion of The Lord HENNIKER, the following Amendment was agreed to: Where any property is subject to a charitable trust nothing in this Act shall affect the trust, and until otherwise directed by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales the trustees or managers of the charity shall be appointed in like manner as if this Act had not passed; and,

On the Motion of The Marquess of EXETER, the following Amendment was agreed to:The county council of the soke of Peterborough shall be liable to repair the county bridges in the soke, and if any costs are incurred by the county council of the county of Northampton for the benefit of the soke, an adjustment thereof shall be made by agreement, or by arbitration in manner provided by this Act.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 66 (Power to purchase lands) agreed to.

Clause 67 (Costs of justices to be payable out of county fund) agreed to.

Clause 68 (Adjustment of law as respects costs of prosecutions) agreed to.

Clause 69 (Funds of county council) agreed to.

Clause 70 (Borrowing by county council).


said, he moved to insert the word "colonization" after "emigration" in sub-section D. The effect of this would be to give County Councils power to make advances in aid of the emigration or colonization of the inhabitants of a county. For the purpose of effectually aiding emigration, it was necessary that steps should be taken for settling the new colonists.

Amendment moved, in page 60, line 20, after ("emigration") insert ("colonization").—(The Earl of Meath.)


, in supporting the Amendment, said, that a short time ago a Committee of both Houses was appointed to consider the question of State-aided Colonization, and special reference was then made to the difference between mere emigration and colonization. Colonization included the development of unoccupied Colonial land.


said, that he did not clearly understand what distinction there was between emigration and colonization. As, however, the clause was permissive, he did not see that there was any harm in accepting the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 71 (Issue of county stock) agreed to.

Clause 72 (Audit of accounts of county council) agreed to.

Clause 73 (Adaptation of Part V. of 45 & 46 Vict. c. 50, as to corporate property and liabilities) agreed to.

Local Financial Year and Annual Budget.

Clause 74 (Fixing of local financial year and consequent adjustments).

On the Motion of The Lord BALFOUR, the following Amendment was inserted at end of clause:— (2.) All enactments relating to accounts of local authorities, or the audit thereof, or to returns touching their receipts and expenditure, or to meetings, or other matters, shall be modified so far as is necessary for adapting them to the provisions of this section, and the Local Government Board shall from time to time give such orders and make such arrangements as appear to the Board to be necessary or proper for effecting such adaptation and giving effect to the provisions of this section.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 75 (Annual budget of county and district councils) agreed to.

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