HC Deb 14 December 1926 vol 200 c2814

Lords Amendment: In page 36, line 5, at the end, insert The expression 'local authority' shall include a joint board or a joint committee constituted in pursuance of Section eight of the Electric Lighting Act, 1909; or by a special Act passed for the like purpose; The expression 'absolute right of veto' means any unqualified right vested in an authorised undertaker in any Act or Order whereby a power company is restricted from supplying electricity (exclusive of any right of supply for the purposes of any railway, tramway, canal, navigation, dock, or harbour or of any water undertaking) without the consent of such authorised undertaker in any specified area.

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Douglas Hogg)

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

The first definition is to include joint committees of local authorities where they have been set up under the Act of 1909. Obviously they ought to be in the same position as single local authorities. The second is to define a phrase that is found in Clause 10 of the Bill—"absolute right of veto." We are all agreed what it means but it is as well to have it set out.

Question put, and agreed to.