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Land Settlement (Scotland) Act 1919

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28Preference for persons who have served in war

During the period of two years after the passing of this Act, it shall be the duty of the Board, in selecting persons to be settled on any land belonging to the Board, and in considering applications for the registration of new holders or the enlargement of existing holdings under the Small Landholders (Scotland; Acts, 1886 to 1911, as amended by this Act, to give preference to suitable persons who have served in the forces of the Crown in the present or in any previous war.

29Advances to tenants of small holdings

During the period of two years after the passing of this Act, and subject to the provisions of any regulations made by the Treasury, the Board may make or provide for making or guarantee an advance by way of loan to any tenant of a small holding provided by the Board under the Small Holding Colonies Acts, 1916 and 1918, or to any new holder of a small holding under the Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts, 1886 to 1911, as amended by this Act, who is registered as Such after the passing of this Act, of such sums as the Board think necessary for the purchase of live stock, seeds, fertilisers, and implements required for the purposes of the holding; and the making or provision for the making of such advances shall be a purpose for which the Board may borrow money under the section of this Act relating to loans to the Board.

30Provisions as to land taken under the Defence of the Realm Regulations

(1)For removing doubts it is hereby declared that section one of the Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Act, 1916, applies to land of which possession has been taken by the Board under the powers conferred by regulations 2L and 2M of the Defence of the Realm Regulations, and that the Board are entitled whilst in possession, by themselves or by any person deriving title under them, of the land, after the termination of the present war, to exercise in relation thereto any of the powers conferred by those regulations for such term and subject to such conditions as are mentioned in the said Act.

(2)Where at the termination of the present war a local authority are exercising powers under the said Regulation 2L in respect of land of which the local authority are owners or occupiers, the local authority may continue to exercise those powers in relation to that land until the expiration of two years from the termination of the present war, and the provisions of paragraph (6) of the said regulation shall apply accordingly.

31Construction

(1)This Act, so far as it amends the Act of 1911, shall be construed as one with that Act, and references in this Act to that Act or to any provision of that Act shall be construed as references to that Act or provision as amended by this Act.

(2)References in this Act to the Act of 1892 shall be construed as references to that Act as amended by this Act.

(3)References in this Act to the Small Holdings Colonies Acts, 1916 and 1918, shall be construed as references to those Acts as amended by this Act.

32Repeal

The enactments mentioned in the Fourth Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that schedule.

33Citation

This Act may be cited as the Land Settlement (Scotland) Act, 1919, and the Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts, 1886 to 1911, and so much of this Act as amends the Act of 1911 may be cited together as the Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts, 1886 to 1919.

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