Clause 29, page 21, line 39, at end insert ("or
(c) without prejudice to the last foregoing paragraph, of an agricultural building (as defined in section two of the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928) unless it is contiguous to another building which is not itself of a kind mentioned in this or the last foregoing paragraph.")
§ LORD BRECON
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons Amendment No. 4. Clause 29 is designed to meet what are primarily urban problems, and it has been represented that it is both unnecessary and unreasonable to apply its provisions to agricultural buildings. There is some force in this point. On the other hand, there will be instances where, say, a barn adjoins a building used for other purposes; for example a farmworker's cottage, or, on urban fringes, a building quite unconnected with farming. In these cases, demolition may expose a wall in such a way that some form of treatment against the weather may be necessary, or there may be a need for shoring-up. This matter has been discussed with the National Farmers' Union and the local authorities, and they are in agreement with the Amendment. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Brecon.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.