§ The council of every burgh, the population of which exceeds twenty thousand, and any other local authority if required by the Board, shall, within three years after the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, prepare and submit to the Board a town-planning scheme in accordance with provisions to be determined by the Board with reference to any land within the area of the local authority in regard to which a town-planning scheme may be made under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909.
§ Lords Amendments:
§ After the word "which"["the population of which exceeds twenty thousand"], insert the words, "on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-three."—Agreed to.
§ After the word "exceeds," insert the words "according to the last Census for the time being."—Agreed to.
§ Leave out the words "the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-three."—Agreed to.
§ Leave out the words, "in accordance with provisions to be determined by the Board."—Agreed to.
§ Leave out the word "the"["area of the local authority"], and insert instead thereof the words "such council or other."
§ —Agreed to.
§ Lords Amendment:
At the end, insert the following new Sub-sections:
(2) Without prejudice to the powers of the council or other local authority under the said Act, every scheme to which this Section applies shall deal with such matter as may be determined by regulations to be made by the Board.
(3) Every regulation so made shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as may be after it is made and if an address is presented by either House within twenty-one days from the date on which that House has sat next after such regulation is laid before it, praying that such regulation may be annulled, His Majesty in Council may annul the regulation but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done there under.
§ Mr. CLYDE
I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."
This looks from its size as if it contained more substance than it does. It is the equivalent of the final form in which the corresponding Clause of the English Bill was ultimately adjusted between the two Houses on the same question. The Clause has for its purpose to provide for the preparation of skeleton 1770 schemes which are not encumbered with too much detail. There is no substantial alteration of any kind involved in it.
§ Question put, and agreed to.