Land Act, 1939

Questions of law arising before the Lay Commissioners.

15.—Every provision of the Land Purchase Acts whereby a right to require the Lay Commissioners to state a case in respect of a question of law is conferred is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof it is hereby enacted as follows, that is to say:—

(a) whenever a question of law arises in any proceedings under the Land Purchase Acts before the Lay Commissioners, any person aggrieved by the decision of the Lay Commissioners on that question may appeal from such decision to the Appeal Tribunal;

(b) an appeal shall lie to the Supreme Court from the decision of the Appeal Tribunal on an appeal under the next preceding paragraph of this section;

(c) the Lay Commissioners may, if and whenever they so think proper, state a case for the decision of the Judicial Commissioner in respect of any question of law arising in any proceedings before them under the Land Purchase Acts.