HL Deb 15 May 1923 vol 54 c176

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, this Bill is necessitated by the fact that after March last year the Admiralty felt unable to provide for the maintenance and repair of the breakwater in Alderney, because its maintenance was no longer necessary for national defence. But it is essential to the Island, and it is necessary to make arrangements for its upkeep. The Bill has another object. The position of certain Government Departments in Alderney is not satisfactory, and a proposal was made to get rid of the present complexity of control by transferring a large measure of the control to the States of the Island. The proposal was accepted on all sides, and the Bill embodies the arrangement.

On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.