Skip to main content

Clause 9—(Recovery From Tenants Of Interest On Expenditure Incurred In Executing Works For Supply Of Water)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1943

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

I beg to move, in page 6, line 32, to leave out "on the holding."

This Amendment and the following Amendment are inter-related to the new proviso, and their object is to make clear what the tenant is to be charged. For instance, where water is laid on it may happen that water is laid on to farm B, and in order to get to farm B it may be necessary to cross farm A. It is clear, therefore, that it would be unfair to charge the tenant of farm A with the work done on his holding, for which he will get no benefit, and also fair to charge the tenant of farm B with the cost of the works on his holding and on the holding of farm A which were necessary in order to enable him to get a water supply. This Amendment and the following Amendments make the position clear.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made:

In page 6, line 33, after "water," insert "to the holding."

In line 41, at the end, insert:

"Provided that, in the case of works for the supply of water to the holding and to other land, the tenant of the holding shall only be liable to pay interest on such part of the net cost of the works as may be apportioned to his holding by agreement between the landlord and the tenant or, in default of such agreement, by arbitration, and the interest shall in that case be payable as from the date on which the share of the net cost was so apportioned."

In line 46, at the end, add:

"less the amount of any grant made by the Minister towards that expenditure."—[Mr. Hudson.]

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.