§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC WARFARE (THE EARL OF SELBORNE)
My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Alness, I desire to move the Second 618 Reading of this Bill. It is an entirely non-contentious matter. The Bill is introduced merely to continue in operation Part II of the Housing (Agricultural Population) (Scotland) Act, 1938, which would otherwise expire this year. The object is to continue those provisions in full force. It is not expected that any great amount of house building will take place as a result, but it is thought that it would be unwise to allow the provisions of the Act to lapse. Therefore it is desired to keep them in being pending the development of the new housing policy which is now being worked out by the Government. I hope there will be no opposition to the Bill.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2. —(The Earl of Selborne.)
§ On Question Bill read 2, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.