HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 cc1957-8

(1) Section seventy-one of the Public Health Act, 1936 (which provides for the exemption of certain buildings from building byelaws) shall have effect as if for paragraph (a) thereof there were substituted the following paragraph: (a) any buildings required for the purposes of any school or other educational establishment erected or to be erected according to plans which have been approved by the Minister of Education.

(2) Where plans for any building required for the purposes of any school or other educational establishment are approved by the Minister he may by order direct that any provision of any local Act or of any byelaw made under such an Act shall not apply in relation to the building or shall apply in relation thereto with such modifications as may be specified in the order.—[Mr. Ede.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Mr. Ede

I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time."

My right hon. Friend asked the Committee to delete Clause 61 from the Bill. That Clause would have had the unfortunate effect of putting the exact relationship between the local education authority and the local building authority in respect of the submission and approval of building plans into two separate places in the Bill. By adopting the proposed new Clause the whole of the law with regard this subject is brought into one Clause, so that people who have the task of administering both the education law and the public health law will know exactly where to find the powers each possess, correctly defined.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.