HL Deb 07 July 1953 vol 183 cc347-8

7.16 p.m.


My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Carrington, I beg to move the Resolution standing in his name. This is a revised draft of the first scheme to be made under Part II of the Coastal Flooding (Emerfency Provisions) Act 1953. As your Lordships will remember, the Affirmative Resolution for the first draft was not moved because the Government gave further consideration to it. Certain doubts which were expressed in another place have now been clarified by this second draft. The scheme provides for the making of acreage payments for the rehabilitation of agricultural land and allotment gardens damaged by the sea floods last January. The Act provides for schemes of acreage payments over the period 1953–57; the present scheme relates only to 1953, and later schemes will be made in the light of the changing conditions of the land and progress in its rehabilitation.

When the Bill was given a Second Reading on May 14, your Lordships generally welcomed the Government's proposals which this scheme will put into effect, and I think I need do no more than move its adoption. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Coastal Flooding (Acreage Payments) Scheme, 1953, reported from the Special Orders Committee on Wednesday last, be approved.—(The Earl of Onslow.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.