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Lands And Heritages To Which Section 6 Applies

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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I beg to move Amendment No. 18, in page 28, line 5, at end insert

'other than excepted premises as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to that Act'.
This amendment picks up the point made in Committee by the hon. Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Taylor) concerning dwelling houses in relation to water undertakings. As I explained then, and in a recent letter to the hon. Gentleman, it is not intended that dwelling houses shall in any circumstances come within the special provisions of Schedule 1 under the assessor of public undertakings valuations.

The way in which Schedule 1 is drafted has the effect of specifically excluding dwellinghouses at every point except in the drafting of paragraph 1. The hon. Gentleman pointed out that anomaly in Committee. I am grateful to him for that. I have put the matter right by means of Amendment No. 18.

I am grateful to the Minister for his action and for his explanation.

To remove any doubt, will he say whether this provision applies to caretakers' and watchmen's houses within the confines of a water undertaking?

Amendment agreed to.