Land Act, 1939

Application of section 42 of the Land Act, 1927, to certain cases.

44.—(1) Whenever—

(a) not more than three months after the passing of this Act, an application is made to the Land Commission for the purchase and resale of land which was purchased during the period beginning on the 21st day of May, 1917, and ending on the 31st day of December, 1917, by or for the use of tenants or owners of uneconomic holdings, landless men, or other suitable persons, and

(b) the Land Commission considers that the purchase and resale of such land is desirable in view of the wants and circumstances of the persons by or for whose benefit such land was purchased, and

(c) the Land Commission is of opinion that undertakings can be obtained from such persons to purchase such land at prices and on terms and conditions approved of by the Land Commission,

then and in every such case, notwithstanding anything contained in section 22 of the Land Act, 1936 , the Land Commission may (subject to the next following sub-section of this section) make an advance for the purchase and resale of such land under the powers conferred by section 42 of the Land Act, 1927 , and the provisions of that section shall apply to such purchase and resale accordingly.

(2) No advance shall be made by the Land Commission under the foregoing sub-section of this section in any case in which proceedings under section 42 of the Land Act, 1927 , were begun before the 14th day of August, 1936, and were dismissed or discontinued before the making of the application under this section.