Excerpt from Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 343: Commencing With the Accession of William IV.; 53 and 54 Victoriae, 1890; Comprising the Period From the Twenty-Seventh Day of March, 1890, to the First Day of May, 1890
Out the way at once of bringing forward complete and final legislation on the subject. It is only by experience that we can know whether the present Acts are really available and of full force in regard to the preservation of these Open spaces. The existing legislation is as follows - In 1877 an Act was passed for affording facilities for the enjoyment by the public of open spaces in the Metro polis; and in 1881 an Act was passed to amend that. In 1884 a Bill was brought into Parliament and passed. That Bill dealt exclusively with disused burial grounds, and was for the purpose of pre venting the erection oi buildings upon them. The last Bill which passed through Parliament was in 1887. This was an Act for the purpose of extending certain provisions of the former Acts and amendments to Sanitary District Authorities throughout England, Wales, and Ireland. The past legislation has proved of the very greatest benefit to Local Authorities and to others who have desired to increase facilities for recreation in our large towns but it has been found that there are certain defects or omissions in those Acts, and it is the object of this Bill to remove these defects and omissions. Sections 1 and 2 of the Bill are simply formal sections for the simplification of title and the definition of words. Section 3 empowers Trustees to convey open spaces to Local Authorities in cases where there is nothing to prevent them now save the general equitable rule which does not allow Trustees to dele gate their ofiice. The former Acts which I have mention ed emancipated Trustees in the far stronger cases of Trusts held under Acts of Parliament and I do not think your Lordships will object to ex tend that jurisdiction to those who do not now possess it. The particular case which I have in my mind at this moment with regard to this clause is a Park in Ireland, Victoria Hill Park, Killiney, near Dublin, which was laid out at the time of the Queen's Jubilee, and which has been vested in Trustees; but those Trustees are unable to hand it over to the Local Authority, although I believe the Local Authority in this case is not at all unwilling to maintain it. Sections 4 and 5 of the Bill meet the case of hospital gardens and other grounds which are held for the pur pose oi charities and which do not come within Sections 2 and 3 of the Aetof 1881 The Earl of Meath.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more