Second Schedule, page 42, line 26, leave out paragraph 8, and insert—
("8.—(1) Any land which immediately before the commencement of this Act was held by a local authority solely for the purposes of a children's home shall be deemed to have been appropriated under the Local Government Act, 1933, the London Government Act, 1939, or
the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947, as the case may he, for the purposes of a home to be provided under Part II of this Act.
§ (2) Where a local authority have taken any steps for the compulsory acquisition of land for the purposes of a children's home but the acquisition has not been completed at the commencement of this Act, anything duly done before the commencement thereof in relation to the acquisition shall have effect as if it had been duly done in relation to the compulsory acquisition of the land for the purposes of a home to be provided by the authority under Part II of this Act.
§ (3) In this paragraph the expression 'children's home,' does not include any premises provided or to be provided under the Public Health Act, 1936, the Public Health London Act, 1936, or the Notification of Births (Extension) Act, 1915.")
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, this new paragraph 8 (1) provides that any premises held by a local authority for use solely as a children's home should be deemed to be appropriated by them, on the commencement of the Act, for the purposes of a children's home under the provisions of the Bill. Paragraph 8 (2) is a transitional provision to secure that proceedings, which are not completed when the Act commences, for the compulsory acquisition of premises for use as a children's home may be completed, after the Act has commenced, without the need for repeating any of the procedure already gone through. I beg to move this that House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.
§ Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.