HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 cc2713-4

Lords Amendment: In page 8o, line 1, leave out from "body" to "for" in line 2.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."—[Mr. J. Edwards.]

Mr. Orr-Ewing (Weston-super-Mare)

I am very glad that the amendments to this Clause have been proposed. There was considerable concern in this matter of the payment of expenses of members of local authorities. It is, of course, a very embarrassing point, and I am sure the right hon. Gentleman agrees with the Amendments inserted by the Lords, because they do remove what so many of us regard to be a point of great difficulty. Unless power of decision rests with the central body or the local authority, complications may arise. These Amendments make the position clearer and fairer for all concerned.