HC Deb 19 February 1948 vol 447 c1440
Mr. Turton

I beg to move, in page 10, line 37, to leave out: in relation to any authority. Subsection (1, d) of the Clause gives the Minister power to modify this part of the Bill as a result of a boundary revision. On the Committee stage some hon. Members and myself referred to the doubts of the associations of local authorities whether these words which I propose to omit did not unduly restrict the Minister's powers. The Minister told us that he would look at the matter and make an alteration if necessary. Presumably, as he has not put an Amendment down, he is satisfied with the position. We have tabled this Amendment so that the right hon. Gentleman can give the assurance to the House that these words do not limit his power in any way.

Mr. O. Poole

I beg to second the Amendment.

Mr. Bevan

In accordance with the promise I made on the Committee stage, I have examined these words, and I am informed that they are not restrictive.

Mr. Turton

I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.