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Wednesday, 19 September 1928

Clause 7 -

Section 8 of the principal act is amended -

(a)   by omitting sub-section (2) and inserting in its stead the following sub-section: - " (2) Thereafter each appointment of a Chief Commissioner, or a Second Commissioner, shall be for a. term not exceeding five years."

(6)   By inserting, after sub-section (2) the following sub-section:- " (2a) A person elected as Third Commissioner shall, subject to this act, hold office for a term of three years from the date of his election.";

Amendments (by Sir Neville Howse) agreed to -

That in proposed new sub-section (2) the words " or a Second Commissioner " be omitted, and after the word " years " the following words be inserted: - "and each appointment of a Second Commissioner shall be for a term of one year."

That in proposed new sub-section 2a the words " three years " be omitted and the words " one year " inserted in lieu thereof.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 8 to 14 agreed to.

Motion (by Sir Neville Howse) agreed to -

That the following new clause be added: - 2a. Section three of the principal act is amended by inserting after the definition of "commissioner" the following definitions: - " ' Occupier ' means a person who, for at least one month immediately preceding the date of the advertisement referred to in paragraph (a) of sub-section (1) of section six aa of this act, has been in occupation as a tenant or sub-tenant, or as one of several tenants or sub-tenants holding in joint tenancy or tenancyincommon, of the whole or any portion of any house, warehouse, office, shop or other building under a tenancy, the rent under which is at the rate of not less than Fifteen pounds a year for the tenant or sub-tenant (or, as the case may be, for each of the several tenants or subtenants) :

Provided that where any tenant or subtenant sublets the whole or any portion of his premises the rent payable by him shall for the purposes of this definition, be deemed to be reduced by the rent payable to him by his sub-tenant: " ' Owner ' in relation to property, means the person, other .than the commission for the time being entitled to receive the rack-rent thereof, or who would be so entitled if the property were let to a tenant at a rack-rent, and where, on the date of the advertisement referred to in paragraph (a) of sub-section (1) of section six aa of this act, the commission has granted a lease of land for a period of not less than one month or a person is entitled to be granted by the commission a lease of land for such a period, means the lessee or the person so entitled, as the case may he."







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