HL Deb 13 August 1919 vol 36 cc868-9

Read 3a (according to Order).

Clause 1:

Restriction of notices to quit.

1. On the making, after the passing of this Act, of any contract for sale of a holding, or any part of a holding, any then current and unexpired notice to determine the tenancy of the holding given to the tenant, either before or after the passing of this Act, shall be null and void, unless the tenant shall, after the passing of this Act and prior to such contract of sale, by writing, agree that such notice shall be valid.

VISCOUNT PEEL moved, after "holding" where that word secondly occurs, to insert "held by a tenant from year to year." The noble Viscount said: The object of this Amendment is to exclude from the Bill all tenancies, leases, or otherwise for longer than a year. Originally the Bill was intended only to apply to such tenancies, for very obvious reasons.

Amendment moved— Clause 1, page 1, line 6, after the second ("holding") insert ("held by a tenant from year to year").—(Viscount Peel.)


Is not the noble Viscount, as reported in last night's OFFICIAL REPORT, wrong in saying that Scotland is included in the Bill? As printed, the Bill excludes Scotland.


Scotland is at present excluded from the Bill.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Bill passed and returned to the Commons.