HC Deb 09 December 1946 vol 431 cc876-7
Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

I beg to move, in page 29, line 21, to leave out Subsection (3).

There is a point on which I wish to ask an assurance from the Chancellor. The Government can apply all these powers and regulations. It is not my intention to challenge the right of the Government to do that. I think the position was made abundantly clear by the Lord Chancellor on the Civil Aviation Bill in another place. But it is my contention that unless special regard is paid to the Channel Islands respecting France, this Bill must bear very heavily upon them. The Chancellor will fully appreciate that the trading conditions between the Channel Islands and France are of a particular nature, and, unless any order applied under this Bill grants special relaxation to the Channel Islands in their local trade between themselves and Brittany, for example, there is bound to be considerable difficulty. All I ask for is a general assurance that this will be borne in mind.

Mr. Dalton

Yes, I have no difficulty in giving that assurance.

Amendment negatived.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 44 ordered to stand part of the Bill.