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mittee for a certificate for the purpose of paragraph (ii.) of sub-section (1) of section five of the principal Act, a fee shall be payable by the applicant to the county agricultural committee of such amount as the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries shall by regula

tion determine”—(Mr. Fawkes); in page 10, line 14, after the word “ certificate,” by inserting the words “or report”; in page 10, line 18, after the word “certificate,” by inserting the words “or report (Mr. Neville Chamberlain); and in page 10, line 19, at the end, by inserting the words :

“ (3) A sanitary authority may appoint a committee for the purposes of the principal Act and this Act, and may delegate, with or without restrictions, to such committee or to an existing committee of the authority all or any of the powers of the authority under the principa! Act or this Act”—(Dr. Chapple).

Another Amendment proposed, in page 10, line 22, after the word “repair,” to insert the words “so far as may be necessary for a sitting tenant ”—(Sir Philip Pilditch).Question proposed, " That those words be there inserted.”

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Another Amendment made, in page 10, line 26, by leaving out the words “not liable," and inserting the words“ under no express liability ”—(Mr. Neville Chamberlain),-instead thereof.

Another Amendment proposed, in page 10, line 26, at the end, to add the words “ except those which are due to the tenant's neglect or default ”—(Sir Philip Pilditch).

Question proposed, “ That those words be there added." Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Another Amendment proposed, in page 10, line 26, at the end, to add the words :

“Where a notice or order is served by a local authority requiring a landlord to do works which can only lawfully be required to a house occupied by more than one family and part of such house is sub-let without the landlord's permission having been obtained, such sub-letting shall be deemed unlawful, although there may have been no express or conditional prohibition

in the contract of tenancy as to sub-letting”--(Sir

Philip Pilditch). Question, “ That those words be there added,"--put, and negatived.

Clause, as amended, greed to.

Clause 18.

Amendment proposed, in page 10, line 32, after the word “ Health,” to insert the words “ the Lord President of the Court of Session shall be substituted for the Lord Chancellor "--(Mr. James Stewart).--Question proposed, “That those words be there inserted."

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
Clause agreed to.

Clause 19.

Amendment proposed, in page 11, line 6, to leave out all the words from the first word “ Act” to the word “and,” in line 7—(Mr. McEntee).—Question, “That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause,' put, and agreed to.

Amendment made, in page 11, line 9, after the figures “1923,” by inserting the words “the Rent Restrictions (Notices of Increase) Act, 1923”-(Mr. Neville Chamberlain).

Question, “ That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill,”-put, and agreed to.

New Clause (“ Repeal of 10 and 11 Geo. V., c. 2 (d)”) brought up, and read the first time as follows:

:“ Paragraph (a) of section two of the principal Act (which provides for an increase of rent in respect of repairs) is hereby repealed”—(Lieut.-Colonel Watts

Morgan). Motion made, and Question, “That the Clause be read a second time,”—put, and negatived.

Another New Clause (“ Occupation in certain cases to amount to tenancy ") brought up, and read the first time as follows:

“Where any dwelling-house, or part of a dwelling

house, to which the principal Act applies is occupied by any person in remuneration, or part remuneration, or in consideration for, or of the labour or service of any person, whether the occupier or not, and such occupation would not apart from the provisions of this section have amounted to tenancy, then notwithstanding any agreement made either before or after the passing of this Act, and whether the occupation commenced before or after the passing thereof, such occupation shall for all purposes be deemed to amount as from the passing of this Act to tenancy”—(Mr.

Webb). Motion made, and Question, " That the Clause be read a second time,”—put, and negativeil.

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Another New Clause (“Reduction in rent in case of reduction in rates ’) brought up, and read the first time as follows:

Paragraph (6) of sub-section (1) of section two of the principal Act shall have effect as if the following proviso were added thereto :• Provided that where the rent of a dwelling-house

has been increased in respect of such increase in the rates and at any subsequent time such increase in the rates is reduced or extinguished the amount by which the rent has been increased in respect of such increase in the rates shall forthwith either be reduced to the same extent or rendered wholly invalid as the cuse may

be'” —(Mr. Ede). Motion made, and Question, " That the Clause be read a second time,"--put, and negatived.

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Another New Clause (“ Inclusion of inhabited house duty in definition of rates”) brought up, and read the first time as follows:

Paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of section twelve of the principal Act shall be construed as if the expression rates' included inhabited house duty in addition to the other matters therein mentioned ' _ (Mr. Harrison).

Motion made, and Question, “ That the Clause be read a second time,"---put, and negatived.

Another New Clause (“ Application of sub-section (2) of section five of principal Act") brought up, and read the first time as follows :

“Sub-section (2) of section five of the principal Act shall from and after the passing of this Act have effect subject to the following proviso :-* But the court shall not adjourn any application,

or stay or suspend execution of any order or judgment, or postpone the date of possession, where the rent or mesne profits due is in arrear and unpaid, in the case of a weekly or monthly tenancy for eight weeks or two months, as the case may be, and in the case of any

other tenancy for six months””—(Mr. Lorimer). Motion made, and Question, “ That the Clause be read a second time,”—put, and negatived.

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Another New Clause (“ Notice to quit under this Act or principal Act”) brought up, and read the first time as follows:

“Where, under the provisions of this or the principal Act the court makes an order for the possession of any dwelling-house which does not involve the

provision of alternative accommodation, the court shall give the tenant not less than three months' notice to

quit from the date of making the order”—(Mr. Mosley). Motion made, and Question, " That the Clause be read a second time,”-put, and negativeil.'

Another New Clause (" Application of principal Act to possession of dwelling-house'') brought up, and read the first time as follows:

“Where possession of a dwelling-house, or part of a dwelling-house, to which the principal Act applies, is obtained by any person under Part I. of this Act, and occupation is subsequently given up by the person so obtaining possession or by the person on whose behalf such possession was obtained, the principal Act shall thereupon apply to the said dwelling-house, or that part of the dwelling-house of which possession

has been obtained ”—(Mr. Mosley). Motion made, and Question put, - That the Clause be read a second time.”—The Committee divided :

house, to which the principal Act applies is occupied by any person in remuneration, or part remuneration, or in consideration for, or of the labour or service of any person, whether the occupier or not, and such occupation would not apart from the provisions of this section have amounted to tenancy, then notwithstanding any agreement made either before or after the passing of this Act, and whether the occupation commenced before or after the passing thereof, such occupation shall for all purposes be deemed to amount as from the passing of this Act to tenancy ”—(Mr.

Webb). Motion made, and Question, " That the Clause be read a second time,”-put, and negative.l.

Another New Clause (“Reduction in rent in case of reduction in rates '') brought up, and read the first time as follows:

Paragraph (6) of sub-section (1) of section two of the principal Act shall have effect as if the following proviso were added thereto :• Provided that where the rent of a dwelling-house

has been increased in respect of such increase in the rates and at any subsequent time such increase in the rates is reduced or extinguished the amount by which the rent has been increased in l'espect of such increase in the rates shall forthwith either be reduced to the same extent or rendered wholly invalid as the cuse may

be'” —(Mr. Ede). Motion made, and Question, " That the Clause be read a second time,"--put, and negatived.

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Another New Clause (“ Inclusion of inhabited house duty in definition of rates "') brought up, and read the first time as follows:

Paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of section twelve of the principal Act shall be construed as if the expression rates' included inhabited house duty in addition to the other matters therein mentioned ”— (Mr. Harrison).

Motion made, and Question, “ That the Clause be read a second time,”—put, and negatived.

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