HL Deb 05 December 1951 vol 174 c803

My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Carrington, who is unfortunately out of the country at the present time, I beg to move that this Order be approved. This is an Order made under the 1948 Agricultural Holdings Act. That Act provided no compensation for acclimatisation, hefting or settlement of hill sheep on hill land. It is now intended, following the recommendations of the Committee on Agricultural Valuation, to introduce it, and that is the main effect of this Order, which I am now asking your Lordships to pass. Regulations will follow in due course in regard to the manner in which this compensation shall be settled. I am informed that consultations have been held with the National Farmers' Union and the Country Landowners' Association, and that to both of these bodies these regulations are acceptable. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Agricultural Holdings Act (Variation of Fourth Schedule) Order, 1951, reported from the Special Orders Committee on Wednesday last, be approved.—(The Earl of Selkirk.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.