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Clause 18—(Application To Scotland)

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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Lords Amendment: In page 15, line 9. after "sheriff" insert:

"for any reference to the grant, continuance or renewal of a term there shall be substituted a reference to the grant, continuance or renewal of a tenancy, and for any reference to a term in relation to a tenancy there shall be substituted a reference to the period for which a tenancy is granted, continued or renewed;"

12 m.

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is necessary because it will enable Part III of the First Schedule to operate in Scotland.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 15, line 12, leave out subsections (3) and (4).

I beg to move. "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is a consequential Amendment.

The Under-Secretary of State says that this is consequential, but it is rather a big thing. I became rather alarmed when I read this Amendment, because it includes all sorts of things like rental equivalent, premiums, and so on. We have heard nothing to show what is consequential, and how it is applied to Scotland. I do not say that the hon. Gentleman says it is consequential unless he knows it is, but could not his more able colleague on his right say precisely how it applies to Scotland.

This Amendment is consequential on the disappearance of Clauses 2 and 4.

This is a most inadequate explanation. I have been trying to follow it closely, but I am not quite sure where the hon. Member is. We should be very willing to grant the leave of the House to him again if he can give us a little more detail about this.

It is consequential in order that the revelant Scottish translation may be transferred to First Schedule.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 16, line 6, at end insert:

"() The First Schedule to this Act shall have effect as if in paragraph 8 thereof for the definition of the expression "reversion" there were substituted the following definition:—
"reversion," in relation to the grant, continuance or renewal of a tenancy of a dwelling-house, means the estate or interest in the dwelling-house which immediately after the grant, continuance or renewal of the tenancy belonged to the immediate landlord of the tenant under the tenancy."

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is also consequential on the transfer of Clauses 2 and 4 to the First Schedule.

May I be allowed to say, that I have a suspicion that the hon. Gentleman might be right this time. I should like to congratulate him, because I had not noticed him being right before.

Question put, and agreed to.