Clause 24. — (Provisions as to Arbitrations.)

Part of Orders of the Day — COAST PROTECTION BILL [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Fraser Mr Thomas Fraser , Hamilton 12:00, 25 October 1949

I beg to move, in page 29, line 28, to leave out subsection (2), and to insert: (4) This section shall apply to Scotland with the substitution for the words 'the Lands Tribunal' in subsection (1) thereof of the words 'the Lands Tribunal for Scotland':Provided that until sections one to three of the Lands Tribunal Act, 1949, come into force as respects Scotland the expression the Lands Tribunal for Scotland' shall be construed as meaning an official arbiter appointed under the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, and the following provisions of the said Act of 1919, that is to say, section three thereof (which relates to procedure), section five thereof (which relates to costs) as modified by sections five and ten of the said Act of 1949, but with the substitution for references to the acquiring authority of references to the coast protection authority, and section six thereof (which relates to the statement of special cases) as modified by section ten of the said Act of 1949, shall apply for the purposes of the arbitration. This Amendment is consequential on the Amendments just made, except that we have a long proviso in the application of the Clause to Scotland which is rendered necessary as it is not expected that there will be sufficient work to justify the establishment of a full-scale lands tribunal for Scotland for some time, and for such time we wish to have these matters settled by the official arbiter.