HL Deb 23 July 1925 vol 62 cc393-4

Section 43 … Offensive trades or businesses.

LORD DYNEVOR moved, after "Part III" to insert: "Section 39—Notice of intention to repair drains." The noble Lord said: This, I think, is what- was agreed to at the time.

Amendment moved—

Page 48, after line 25, insert: ("Section 39.—Notice of intention to repair drains").—(Lord Dynevor.)


I must confess that cannot agree to anything of this kind. I believe that this power with regard to repairing drains is necessary from the, standpoint of public health. I admit that there may be cases in which it is awkward, but, generally speaking, I think it is necessary, even in rural districts. I am not going to divide the House, but I cannot promise that it is agreed to.


Of course, it is possible that when we come to look at this carefully it may appear that my noble friend's Amendment requires some limitation, but, as it stands, I should be prepared to support him in the Motion that he has made. I think it is absurd to apply these rigid rules to country districts. Whether there may be certain difficulties because there are parts of the country districts very much like urban districts is a question Which may be properly looked into. But prima facie I think we might put this Amendment in at this stage, reserving the hill right to modify it later on if we think fit.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Second Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining Schedules agreed to.