HC Deb 27 May 1935 vol 302 c854

7.24 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 56, line 16, to leave out from "respectively," to "by," in line 19, and to insert: such areas as His Majesty may by Order in Council declare to be excluded areas or partially excluded areas. The Secretary of State shall lay the draft of the Order which it is proposed to recommend His Majesty to make under this sub-section before Parliament within six months from the passing of this Act. (2) His Majesty may at any time. This Amendment I move in response to an undertaking given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary during the Committee stage. It is connected with the treatment of the excluded areas. My hon. Friend gave an undertaking that we would withdraw the Schedule and would have a fresh inquiry, and that we would deal with excluded areas by Order in Council; that is to say that when we are ready with our proposals we will circulate them in a White Paper to hon. Members, and the debate upon the details of the excluded areas will take place upon the Motion that the House should agree with the Order in Council. That was the undertaking given and the object of the Amendment is to carry it out.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made In page 56, line 37, at the end, insert: but save as aforesaid the Order in Council made under sub-section (1) of this section shall not be varied by any subsequent Order."—[Sir S. Hoare.]