§ The Secretary of State shall, before the expiration of a period of three years from the passing of this Act, in consultation with such associations of local authorities as appear to him to be concerned and with any local authority with whom consultation appears to him to be desirable, cause an investigation to be made ino the working of the financial provisions of this Act with particular reference to the expense falling to be borne by local rates, and shall cause a report of the result of the investigation to be laid before Parliament.—[Mr. Elliot.]
§ Brought up, and read the First time.
§ 11.26 p.m.
§ Mr. Elliot
I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time."
This Clause is put forward in accordance with an undertaking in the course of the Second Reading Debate, which should assure its acceptance by the Committee.
§ Question put. and agreed to. Clause added to the Bill.