Lords Amendment: In page 40, line 15, leave out "thirty-nine," and insert:
thirty-four or such later date before the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight as the Minister may in any case allow.
I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."
In the original Clause, the date at which it is compulsory upon local authorities to prepare town planning schemes is 1939. In another place it was suggested that this allowed too long a time. Although it does not make much difference in the long run, still I do not feel that we need resist such an Amendment as that which is now before the House.
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN
Why is it that when a reasonable suggestion is made from this side of the House it is invariably declined, and when a similar suggestion is made in another place it is accepted?
It may well be that a case which is put here does not sound so reasonable as when it is put more ably in another place.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords Amendments, to page 41, line 19, agreed to.