Clause 7. — (Amendment of statutory provisions as to compulsory acquisition of land for allotments, 9 & 10 Geo. 5, c. 59, 8 Edw. 7, c. 36.)

Part of ALLOTMENTS BILL [Lords]. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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(1) The restrictions imposed by Section forty-one of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1908, on the compulsory acquisition of land which has been acquired by any corporation or company for the purposes of a railway, dock, canal, water, or other public undertaking shall not apply to the hiring of land by a council of a borough or urban district or by the council of a county to whom the powers and duties of an urban district council have been transferred under the provisions of Sub-section (2) of Section twenty-four of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1908, for the purpose of providing allotment gardens: Provided that every such hiring shall be subject to a condition enabling—

  1. (a) the corporation or company to resume possession of the land when required by the corporation or company for the purpose (not being the use of land for agriculture) for which it was acquired by the corporation or company; and
  2. (b) nothing in this Sub-section shall prejudice the protection given by the said Section forty-one to land which is the property of a local authority.