Commons Bill [HL]
Lord Jopling (Conservative)
My Lords, perhaps I may ask the noble Lord a question on a point that puzzles me. Under Clause 32(2), associations can acquire land. But with the sort of fees that the noble Lord was talking about—whether it is £10 in the case of the Cumbrian Commoners or £5,000 a year—they are probably not going to get very much land. If the association wished to acquire land under subsection (2)(d), would that be done through fees? In that case, it would amount to rather a lot of money and the fees would hardly be "modest". Can the Minister explain that?