§ Mr. E. SIMON
I beg to move, in page 8, line 25, to leave out the word "may," and to insert instead thereof the word "shall."
The Clause to which this refers is a Clause embodying an agreement or understanding between the Minister and the local authorities that if the £9 for 40 years is reduced the £4 10s. which the local authorities pay shall be reduced or varied in proportion. That is a definite understanding, and on behalf of the local authorities it is suggested that the understanding would be better carried out if the word "shall" were introduced instead of "may."
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I do not think that the alteration is necessary, but if there is some doubt about it, there can be no doubt about the understanding I had with the local authorities, and I therefore accept the Amendment.
§ Amendment agreed to.