§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD AMULREE
My Lords, this is a Bill dealing with two stretches of land called Stub and Mead Ridings held for the benefit of the inhabitants of Chipping Sodbury. At present the land is regulated by a Charity Commissioners scheme of 1899. In 1941 the Gloucestershire War Agricultural Committee took over the land and ploughed it. It was derequisitioned in 1954 and has since been used for mowing and grazing in alternate years. The old system of land user is now impracticable as the old landmarks have been obliterated by ploughing. The Bill provides a new scheme to enable trustees to deal with land at best advantage as an agricultural endowment of the Charity and the benefit of the inhabitants of Chipping Sodbury. The consent of Parliament is required. No objections have been received. I beg to move that the Bill be read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a. —(Lord Amulree.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a: Committee negatived.