HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 cc2441-2

Lords Amendment: In page 77, line 35, at end, insert: 3. It in relation to any appointment of a nominated member it appears to the Secretary of State that the college, council or organisation concerned have failed, within a reasonable time after he has called upon them by notice in writing so to do, to nominate a person for the appointment, the Secretary of State may, notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this Part of this Schedule, appoint as the nominated member in question such person as he thinks fit. 4. A Committee shall be deemed to be duly constituted and shall have power to act notwithstanding any vacancy among the members thereof.

7.0 p.m.

Mr. T. Fraser

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The Amendment speaks for itself. It permits greater flexibility in the setting up of agricultural advisory committees.

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to.

Committee appointed to draw up a reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to one of their Amendments to the Bill. The Lord Advocate, Mr. McKinlay, Mr. J. S. C. Reid, Mr. W. Ross and Mr. Snadden. Three to be the quorum.—[The Lord Advocate.]

To withdraw immediately.

Reason for disagreeing to one of the Lords Amendments reported, and agreed to.

To be communicated to the Lords.