§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(The Earl of Lytton.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a.
THE EARL OF LYTTON
My Lords, there are a number of Amendments on the Paper standing in my name. They are of a purely drafting, character, and do not alter in any way the sense or purpose of any clauses to which they refer, and are only inserted in order to improve the wording of the Bill. That being so, I would ask the permission of your Lordships to move in one Resolution that these Amendments be agreed to. I beg to move accordingly.
§ Amendments moved
§ Clause 1, page 1, line 6, after the second ("Housing") insert ("Town Planning").
§ Clause 2, page 2, line 41, after ("has") insert ("or have")
§ Clause 2, page 3, line 13, leave out ("their") and insert ("the")
§ Clause 2, page 3, line 30, after ("section") insert ("he or")
Clause 2, page 3, lines 31 and 32, leave out ("shall as soon as may be after entering on the land") and insert ("for the purpose of the acquisition of any such land, the provisions of the
Lands Clauses Acts shall, subject to the provisions of this section, be deemed to be incorporated in this Act.
(4) The Minister or local authority shall, as soon as may be after entering on any land under this section.")
§ Clause 2, page 3, line 34, leave out ("their") and insert ("the")
§ Clause 2, page 3, line 35,1eave out. ("they have entered on the land") and insert ("the entry on the land is made")
§ Clause 2, page 3, lines 36 and 37, leave out ("they had given such notice") and insert ("such notice had been given").
§ Clause 6, page 5, lines 31 to 37, leave out paragraphs (c.) and (d.)
Clause 6, page 6, lines 4 and 5, leave out paragraph (f) and insert:
((f) The following subsections shall be substituted for subsections (2) and (3) of section three of this Act:
(2) Expenses incurred by a local authority under this section shall be defrayed out of such assessment as the Scottish Board of Health may designate anti shall not be reckoned in any calculation as to the statutory limit of such assessment; and a local authority shall have power with the approval of the Board to borrow money for the purposes of any agreement entered into or any scheme made by the authority under this section on the security of such assessment as the Board may designate:
(3)In this section the expression 'local authority' means a county council or a town council.")
Clause 6, page 6, line 8, at end insert:
("(b)) For the reference to the Housing, Town Planning, etc. Act, 1909, and the Housing, Town Planning, etc. Act, 1919, there shall be substituted a reference to the Housing of the Working Classes (Ireland) Acts, 1890 to 1919.
(c) For the reference to section sixty-nine of the Local Government Act, 1888, there shall be substituted a reference to Article 22 of the Schedule to the Local Government (Application of Enactments) Order, 1898.
(d) For the reference to the Public Health Acts, 1875 to 1908, there shall be substituted a reference to the Public Health (Ireland) Acts, 1878 to 1919.
(e) Where the Minister or a local authority have power to acquire land compulsorily by virtue of section two of this Act, the power shall be exerciseable in like manner as a power to acquire land compulsorily is exerciseable by virtue of a provisional order made under section ten of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, and duly confirmed, and the provisions with respect to the service of notice under section eighteen of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, shall not apply").—(The Earl of Lytton.)
§ On Question, Amendments agreed to.915
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
The next Amendment is in Clause 7, and stands in my name. I do not propose to trouble your Lordships upon the subject, because we have already on more than one occasion discussed it in your Lordships' House. I will say shortly that all it does is to make the Bill of a temporary character, limiting it to a period of twelve months. After conversations with my noble friend I have been able to arrive at an agreement with the Government that the arrangement may be allowed to pass. I beg to move.
§ Amendment moved—
Clause 7, page 6, after line 10 insert the following new subsection:
("(2) This Act shall continue in force for twelve months and no longer unless Parliament otherwise determines, provided that the expiry of this Act shall not
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.
§ Bill passed, and returned to the Commons.