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Clause 41—(Acquisition Of Land By Central Land Board)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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Amendments made: In page 45, line ii, leave out from first "development," to second "development," and insert "on terms inclusive of any."

Line 14, leave out from beginning to "he," in line 18, and insert:

"If the Minister is satisfied that it is expedient in the public interest that the Board should acquire any land for any such purpose as aforesaid, and that the Board are unable to acquire the land by agreement on reasonable terms."

Line 20, leave out "the said Section thirty-six," and insert "this Section."

Line 21, leave out "the said."—[ Mr. Silkin.]

; On a point of Order. In view of the fact that we cannot vote against this perfectly ridiculous procedure, could not we take all the Amendments as read? There is no opportunity of opposing them, and no opportunity of discussing them. Therefore, would not it be possible to take them all as read?

I should like to do so, but after all, hon. Members have the right, if they so wish, to divide against particular Amendments. That is their right, and I cannot forgo that. I will try to put the Amendments en bloc as far as I possibly can.