§ (2) This Act shall continue in force for six months and no longer, unless Parliament otherwise determines.
§ Mr. G. THORNE
I beg to move, after the word "Act" ["This Act shall continue in force"], to insert the words "with the exception of the third Section."
I move this Amendment in accordance with the indication I gave a short time ago of my wish to exempt Clause 3 from the six months' limit. I do that with a practical purpose, because the Government have accepted an Amendment to Clause 3 which requires the local authorities to carry on their trading operations on a commercial basis, and I do not see how it is possible to do that within the time-limit of six months.
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I really do not think my hon. Friend expects any answer from me. He has already heard me say that we have no intention of accepting this Amendment.
§ Amendment negatived.
§ Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.