HC Deb 28 May 1936 vol 312 c2368

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

12.2 a.m.


What is meant by this Clause? We know certain aviation centres on the coast where we have endeavoured to get the Board of Trade to intervene on behalf of those affected by reason of the operation of aeroplanes. Does this Clause mean that where we now have to approach the Board of Trade we shall have in future to go to the Air Ministry?


I am not sure that the hon. Gentleman has exercised his usual care in reading this Clause before making his speech. All that it says is: Anything required or authorised under this Act to be done by, to or before the Board of Trade may be done by, to or before the President of the Board, any secretary, under-secretary or assistant secretary of the Board or any person authorised in that behalf by the President. This is a common form Clause.