§ Order of the Day for the SECOND READING read.
§ LORD MACNAGHTEN
My Lords, the object of this Bill is to introduce a small Amendment into the Settled Lands Act of 1882. It proposes to confer on the owners of settled land power to insert in building leases an option of purchase to be exercised within a limited time. It is a very small change, but I believe it will be found useful. I know that its absence has been found inconvenient in several cases, and, therefore, I ask your Lordships to allow the Bill to be read a second time.
§ Bill read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.