§ Order of the Day read for the consideration of Commons Amendments.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES (THE EARL OF ANCASTER)
My Lords, I beg to move that the Commons Amendments be now considered.
§ Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.
§ THE EARL OF ANCASTER
Before we enter into consideration of these Amendments I think it might be for the convenience of the House if I were to state in a very few words what are the chief alterations that have been made in the Bill. The first is on page 2, line 5, which deals with the re-entry of railway companies and also of local authorities upon land which has been cultivated as allotments. The second of the chief Amendments refers to the period during which compulsory orders for hiring land will require confirmation from the Ministry. The third of the principal 1022 Amendments deals with the composition of the allotments committees. Those are the three chief alterations in the Bill, and, with one or two minor exceptions, I shall ask your Lordships to agree with the Commons Amendments.