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Mr John Ovenden: The references in the report are to common land. We are discussing common land. We are not here to discuss whether it should have been registered. It is a fact that this land has been so registered and is therefore common. Existing legislation lays down procedures which the applicants can follow for the deregistration of commons. Legislation lays down that commons cannot be enclosed except by...


Mr John Ovenden: I hope later to come to some of the points raised by the hon. Gentleman. As I said, the onus to prove that they need the powers within the Bill is upon the promoters of the Bill and not upon us. Clause 21 demands sweeping powers to deregister common land. It provides: Notwithstanding the provisions of the Commons Registration Act 1965, the registration as common land under that Act of the...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture and Prices (14 Mar 1974)

Mr John Ovenden: My constituency has often been said to be the most typical political barometer in the country. In deference to certain hon. Members opposite, perhaps I should say "In these countries". It might be said that Gravesend is an opinion pollster's dream. Over the last 51 years, that constituency has regularly elected a Member to serve upon the Government benches. At the risk of sounding somewhat...

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