HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1772

(Amendments as to Procedure under Part 1. and Part 2. of the Principal Act and Minor Amendments of the Housing Acts as those Acts respectively apply to Scotland.)

Lords Amendment:

After Section 16 (i.), insert the words The words 'out of their own number' shall be omitted. After the words 'provided that a committee so appointed shall' there shall be inserted the words 'consist as to a majority of its members of members of the appointing local authority and shall' and.


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is not a Government Amendment, but is one which was welcomed by the Government. The purpose of it is to enable local authorities to co-opt members who are not themselves members of those bodies, and thus gives them a wider selection than if they were, limited to persons who were already members of the local authorities.

Question put, and agreed to.